Arthur Kent tells trial that ‘Scud Stud’ is his brand, part of his identity

Former television journalist Arthur Kent says his "Scud Stud" nickname is part of his identity.

CALGARY — Former television journalist Arthur Kent says his “Scud Stud” nickname is part of his identity.

Kent is on the witness stand at a defamation trial that pits him against Postmedia and columnist Don Martin, author of a 2008 article critical of the former reporter who was running for a seat in the Alberta legislature.

The article, entitled “‘Scud Stud’ a ‘Dud’ on he Campaign Trail,” portrayed Kent as an out-of-control candidate facing a revolt from his election team.

Kent became known as the “Scud Stud” for his live reports from a hotel rooftop in Saudi Arabia as Scud missiles were being fired during the Gulf War.

Kent says “Scud Stud” is not just a nickname to him.

He told court it has become part of his brand and identity.