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Kent joined KDVR/KWGN from Fox affiliate WXIN Fox59 in Indianapolis, IN.

He spent four years as a multimedia journalist in Indianapolis, shooting and editing his own stories while also appearing on camera.

Kent’s reporting focused on topics related to education and the intersection of sports and news.

As an education reporter Kent covered statewide issues including the expansion of a school voucher law and the takeover of several Indianapolis Public Schools. Kent also investigated server issues with statewide testing and issues related to school security. In addition to covering education at the state level, Kent also reported extensively on changes and innovations at the school and classroom level. He also explored how parents in one Indianapolis neighborhood started worked within the state’s charter school system in order to start and run their own school.

As a reporter who previously worked in Indianapolis, Kent is very familiar with a certain Broncos quaterback. Kent covered Peyton Manning for several years, reporting from Miami during the Colts trip to Super Bowl XLIV. He also examined the teams’ economic impact during the Manning years, and the fallout that came immediately after his departure. Kent also reported on a variety of economic and business issues when Indianapolis hosted Super Bowl XLVI.

Kent received a regional Emmy award nomination for his investigation into football related concussions and the search for safer helmets for both adults and young children.

Beyond football, Kent also investigated motorsports safety following the death of IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon and followed Butler University to back-to-back Final Fours, examining the boost the team’s success had on enrollment and campus life.

In addition to his passion for education and sports, Kent spent significant time covering major news stories, especially when it came to severe weather. He reported on the devastating tornado that struck the town of Henryville. He also followed emergency supply trucks and volunteers from Indiana as they traveled down to help in the recovery from multiple, deadly tornadoes in Alabama. Kent also reported live from New Orleans when hurricane Isaac made landfall.

Kent began his professional career as a reporter and weekend anchor at KSFY-TV in Sioux Falls, SD.

Kent is a Minnesota native, and he and his wife still enjoy traveling home to see their families and all of their nieces and nephews.

Kent grew up in the small town of Fertile, MN, and later attended college at the University of Minnesota, where graduated with a major in Professional Journalism and a minor in New Media Studies. He was a sports writer for the Minnesota Daily, and also started the student newspaper’s first AV/Multimedia department.

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    Two JeffCo high schools cancel classes because of teacher absences

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Standley Lake and Conifer high schools will be not have classes Friday because of several teacher absences, the Jefferson County School District said. Staff have been instructed to report as usual to both schools. Standley Lake High closed for students on Fri. Sept. 19 because of high number of teacher absences. Remaining staff should report as usual. — Jeffco PublicSchools (@JeffcoSchoolsCo) September 19, 2014 Conifer High also closed for students today, Fri. Sept. 19 because of high […]

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    Douglas County high schools to use breathalyzers at homecoming dances

    DENVER — As homecoming approaches at area high schools, some are going to great lengths to curb underage drinking. Douglas County now has two high schools prepared to use breathalyzers to check each student who walks into the homecoming dance. On Wednesday morning, Jerry Goings, the principal of Highlands Ranch High School sent a message to parents and students, notifying them that they would be using passive breathalyzers at the entrances to the homecoming dance on Friday. “All students do is […]

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    Broncos teach moms football safety for their kids

    DENVER — Concussions are on the minds of nearly all parents of football players, which is why the Denver Broncos invited a group of 200 mothers into Sports Authority Field on Wednesday. The action on the field was filled with a lot more laughter than a typical practice, but the women in attendance for the first-ever Mom’s Football Safety Clinic were also there to learn. “I think it’s a huge win to really learn from the best,” said Diana Cillessen, […]

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    RTD BroncosRide changes designed to speed ways fans get to the stadium

    DENVER — There are some changes coming to the RTD BroncosRide for both the Broncos preseason and the regular season, but it will likely speed up the way some fans get to the game. Last season, an estimated 18,000 Broncos fans took public transit to get to Sports Authority Stadium, including the special BroncosRide buses and light rail options to the stadium. This season more fans will need to opt for light rail because there will be fewer bus options. RTD is doing […]

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    Aurora considers using photo radar in school zones as students head back to school

    AURORA, Colo. — As students in Aurora went back to school on Tuesday, city leaders were debating whether to give police officers a new tool to fight speeding in school zones. In addition to the officers who spend time patrolling school zones before and after school, the Aurora city council will soon decide whether to spend money to operate a photo radar van in school zones. Speeding around school is a familiar problem for several Aurora parents. “Coming in through here […]

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    Centennial company helping equip doctors treating Ebola in Africa, others cancelling trips

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A Colorado non-profit is helping equip doctors and other people working to fight Ebola in West Africa but, while medical gear is on it’s way, missionaries and many local volunteers have had to put their trips on hold. Project C.U.R.E., which is headquartered in Centennial, is the largest supplier of donated medical supplies to developing countries around the world and they are doing everything they can to get protective gear to West Africa right now. “We know […]

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    Recent heavy rains lead to new warnings about West Nile virus

    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — The recent wet weather is helping keep Colorado green, but it is also raising concerns about the spread of West Nile Virus. There are currently eight Colorado counties that have found the illness in mosquitoes and there are five confirmed human cases, but with more potential breeding grounds created in recent days, mosquito control agencies are asking homeowners to do their part to help fight back. When the sun returned to Wheat Ridge on Thursday, Robert Glass couldn’t […]

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    Traffic operations center an active place during heavy rain storms

    GOLDEN, Colo. — Flash flooding made for a slow evening commute but a fast-paced atmosphere inside Colorado’s Traffic Operations Center in Golden. Traffic Operations Specialists like Tanya Bowen spent the evening monitoring statewide cameras, weather and traffic, all while communicating with law enforcement, CDOT crews and the general public via the 511 hotline. The biggest headache during evening rush hour was I-25 at the 6th Ave. overpass near downtown Denver. “They are going less than 10 miles an hour,” Bowen said, showing the traffic mess […]

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    Police: 73-year-old man kills grandson in Fort Collins then kills himself

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A tight knit family and neighborhood searching for answers after a grandfather reportedly shot and killed his 26 year old grandson and then killed himself.​ Fort Collins Police are still investigating what led up to the shooting in the 6300 block of Thompson Dr. in Southwest Fort Collins on Thursday afternoon. “This is surprising,” said Bryan Samstel, who lives on the street that was blocked by police tape on Thursday afternoon. “It’s a tight neighborhood. We have picnics and stuff together so this is really shocking. I […]

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    Acid leak causes evacuation of Highlands Ranch Rec. Center

    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — Despite the high temperatures on Saturday, the pool at the Highlands Ranch Recreation Center was off limits following an acid spill. Nobody was injured in the spill but the Littleton Fire Department called in its hazardous materials team after an employee noticed the strong smell of hydrochloric acid coming from a pump room near the pool. “We just got dropped off and then they blew the whistle and said that everyone had to leave,” said Emily […]