Kent started his journalism career when he edited a grade school newsletter and he has been a news junkie ever since. His broadcast career began at a 5,000-watt AM radio station located in the middle of a cornfield (true story). Since then, he has covered local as well as national news, from natural disasters and national political conventions to local city council meetings and stories about everyday people who persevere against all the odds. His work has won several national honors, including the George F. Peabody Award, the Associated Press Broadcasters Award for Radio, the Champion-Tuck Award for Financial Reporting and the National Association of Black Journalists-St. Louis award for investigative reporting. Radio news was his first professional love and always will be.