John Bridges

John Bridges has been with KPLC since 1992 and the co-host of 7News Sunrise since 1996. He also produces Hometown Hero segments each week. John became interested in broadcasting while watching the announcers through a big window outside the old KPLC radio studio, across from Muller's Department Store. He got his first job at the age of 15 at KIKS-AM in Sulphur and moved on to become news director at Q101-FM and KYKZ-FM. In 1992, he started at KPLC as the News Assignments Editor. He anchored weekend newscasts before joining 7News Sunrise in 1996. John has won several radio and television Associated Press News awards and has been voted the Most Popular Media Personality by Lagniappe magazine. John's assignments have included trips to Cuba, Norway, France, Canada and Alaska. John is active in his church and directs its video productions. An Eagle Scout, he also served as an assistant Scoutmaster for his son Jacob's Boy Scout troop. He's also been the announcer for the Sulphur High School Marching Contest since 1980.

Recent Articles by John

  New play on autism to be performed at McNeese

Lake Charles vet witnessed WWII German concentration camp

Sulphur man finishes hiking’s Triple Crown

Lake Charles man served in Operation Deep Freeze

Korean War POW remains returned to SWLA

Lake Charles Veterans Memorial Park turns 50

Hometown Heroes: WWII service animals

Hometown Heroes: Little Troopers

John Bridges

Hometown Heroes: Doc in a Box

Hometown Hero - Josh Droddy

HOMETOWN HERO: Westlake has a new scouting center

Hometown Hero - J.W. Stine turns 100

Hometown Hero: Joy Snyder served as a secret courier in the Cold War

Hometown Hero - Keith Cating retires from McNeese BCM

Hometown Hero: John Griffin served at Pearl Harbor during WWII

Hometown Hero - Harry Sommers

Hometown Hero: Dr. Buck Halley

Hometown Hero: Al Cochran

Hometown Hero - Martin Bilbo, Sr.