July 14, 2023
Tim Kent grew up in southern California, the son of a WWII soldier, and earned a journalism degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He worked as a Sports Editor for the college paper at the University of Southern California.
Tim was sure his future job would be as a sportswriter for a prominent metropolitan daily. After graduation, his mentor assisted him in landing a position as a television news anchor, which he did for 13 years, covering government affairs.
After a successful career as a television news anchor, he spent nearly two years as the head of staff to the North Carolina House of Representatives speaker. He also worked as a Chief Executive for The American Institute of Architects and the NC Association of Realtors.
How would Tim encourage young people to become more involved in government relations?
What are the three characteristics of an influential lobbyist?
What piqued Tim's interest in politics in the first place?
Tim Kent discusses his journey in this new episode of State Lobbying Heroes.