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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 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 quarterback. 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.

Recent Articles
  • Crowded road

    Uber, MADD team up in effort to reduce drunk driving on Super Bowl Sunday

    DENVER — Alcohol will be part of many Super Bowl parties this weekend, but that will also make the roads a dangerous place. The last time the Broncos were in the Super Bowl, in 2014, Super Bowl Sunday was the second deadliest day on Colorado roads and more than 40 percent of the fatal crashes were alcohol related. “We just think there are going to be a lot more people out on the roads, a lot more people going to […]

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    AFC Championship game could pump $10 million into metro Denver economy

    DENVER — As football fans descend on Denver for this weekend’s AFC Championship game there is plenty of Broncos orange alongside an influx of Patriots red and blue, but no matter who they support businesses are seeing green. “Everybody is looking for their Broncos stuff,” said Emily Davis, who works at SportsFan on the 16th Street Mall. “And if they’re not looking for their Broncos stuff, they’re in here for Patriots gear.” Business was great at SportsFan on Friday, thanks […]

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    Prediction: Denver will have hottest housing market in 2016

    Denver’s got a hot housing market and it could become the hottest in the country this year, with some help from Aurora. According to the latest prediction from Zillow, The Denver metro area will be number one in 2016, Outpacing Seattle and Dallas, which came in at number two and three. Here’s the top 10: 1. Denver 2. Seattle 3. Dallas-Fort Worth 4. Richmond, Va. 5. Boise, Idaho 6. Ogden, Utah 7. Salt Lake City 8. Omaha, Neb. 9. Sacramento […]

  • Tree removal

    Xcel Energy to remove hundreds of trees from metro Denver neighborhoods

    DENVER — In a matter of weeks, Xcel Energy will remove a few hundred trees from several metro Denver neighborhoods, and they say the cuts are non-negotiable. After years of working with homeowners to trim trees beneath an eight mile stretch of high voltage lines, Xcel is working with a contractor to remove any trees that could pose a threat, even if they are not yet fully grown. “It doesn’t even have to necessarily be within 10-15 feet of (the […]

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    Mom, son meet tow truck driver who helped stop accused hit-and-run driver

    DENVER — It was an emotional reunion for a mother and her son on Tuesday night as they met the man who helped track down a driver who hit them in a Denver intersection Monday morning. Rhiannon Williams and her 10-year-old son Nokose Williams were crossing East Colfax Avenue at the intersection with Yosemite Street when a driver turned into them. They revisited the scene on Tuesday. “The vehicle was in this turning lane and it turned and it hit […]

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    Obama’s gun control plan won’t have big impact on Colorado, expert says

    DENVER — President Obama says he’s tired of waiting for Congress to address gun control, and he’s now planning to move forward on his own as soon as next week. During his first radio address of the new year, President Obama said he plans to take executive action on gun control, but a Colorado expert on the issue says it likely won’t have a big impact here. From the Aurora theater shooting to the attacks in San Bernardino, President Obama […]

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    ‘Isis’ bookstore in Denver changes sign – but not name – after vandalism

    DENVER — A longtime Denver business has removed the name Isis from its sign out front, but it’s not changing its name any time soon. Last month, Karen Charboneau-Harrison spoke to FOX31 Denver after someone threw a brick through the sign for Isis Books and Gifts. It was just the latest case of vandalism against the business in the months following the rise of the terrorist organization commonly referred to as ISIS. “I don’t know if somebody walking down the […]

  • Broadway and I-25 redevelopment plan

    City unveils massive Broadway and I-25 redevelopment plan

    DENVER — The area surrounding Denver’s I-25 and Broadway light rail station is one of the busiest transportation hubs in the city. But for decades, it has been underdeveloped and hard to access. Now the city is unveiling its plan to help connect area neighborhoods and spur development in the next 20 years. Denver city planning officials met with the public on Wednesday to discuss the “I-25 and Broadway Station Area Plan,” which lays out a long-term vision for connecting […]

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    Competitive cheerleading comes with injuries but also many safety regulations

    DENVER — Watch a practice of the TIGAR All-Star Bengals in Wheat Ridge, and you’ll understand why competitive cheerleading is a sport, requiring some serious athletes. “It’s difficult, it’s worth it though,” said 14 year old Melissa Fletcher, who competes for TIGAR and her local high school. In Colorado there are nearly 5,000 athletes in competitive cheerleading, and nationwide the number jumps to more than 400,000. With that popularity and competition comes injuries, but not as many as you might think. […]

  • Liquor

    Battle brewing over where you can buy liquor in Colorado

    DENVER — A battle is brewing in Colorado over where you should be able to purchase full-strength beer and wine, and now one side is touting a new study that appears to back up their claims. Next year voters will likely see a ballot measure asking whether grocery stores should be allowed to sell beer and wine in addition to liquor stores, and the group pushing for it has funded a study which appears to show how it could benefit […]