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

  La. Special Olympian heads to World Games

  Hometown Heroes - Pantry of Hope

Search is on for Mossville Heroes

  Army veteran helping youth wanting military experience

  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