Theresa Schmidt

Theresa was born and raised in St. Louis, Mo. After receiving a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, she accepted a reporting job at KPLC. That was April 12, 1978. Over the years Theresa has covered nearly every news beat. Over recent years she has covered the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the environment and general assignment and many high profile court cases. She often covers issues related to aging and seniors enjoying their golden years. Theresa's on-air work over the years has ranged from investigative reports to a three-week series on quitting smoking. Her work has been recognized locally, statewide and nationally. Theresa is a widow whose life revolves primarily around her four children and her career. She also sings in the choir at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. She attributes her success in life to her strong faith in God and supportive family and friends.

Recent Articles by Theresa

  DeQuinta Jack sentenced to 15 years for kidnapping

I-10 Bridge Task Force shares recommendations with Alliance for Positive Growth

Lake Charles mayor gives progress report on drainage

Pretrial hearing on Bartie 'confession’ and funding for DNA expert

Attorney for Robyn Davis and Sissy Saltzman says they are innocent

Simulation aims to create more empathy for those in poverty

ADA Jacob Johnson: ‘You don’t get to kill someone because they committed theft of your marijuana’

Murder suspect Derrick Small tells jury, ‘I just didn’t want to die’

Derrick Small First Degree Murder trial recessed until Monday

Reeves seeks help from U.S. Supreme Court to avoid death penalty

All homeless people in the five-parish area urged to participate in survey that starts Monday

Recording of Langley arguments before U.S. Fifth Circuit published on website

D.A. DeRosier optimistic about outcome of Langley hearing at 5th Circuit in New Orleans

U.S. Fifth Circuit Court hearing Ricky Langley appeal on Wednesday

Against the odds, Anna’s Pies is a successful small business

Emergency shelter with 125 beds set up to protect homeless in freezing temperatures

Government shutdown starting to affect farmers

Federal prison employees working without pay discuss government shutdown

Chief and deputy chief retire from LCPD; new chief takes over at midnight

SWLA homeless people seeking shelter from cold weather