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  • Cynthia Arceneaux

    Cynthia Arceneaux

    Cynthia Arceneaux has been on the anchor desk at KPLC for the past 20 years on 7News Live at Five, 7News at Six, 7News Nightcast, and as the host of Emphasis, a monthly public affairs show.

    Cynthia Arceneaux has been on the anchor desk at KPLC for the past 20 years on 7News Live at Five, 7News at Six, 7News Nightcast and as the host of Emphasis, a monthly public affairs show. 

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  • Theresa Schmidt

    Theresa Schmidt

    Theresa was born and raised in St. Louis Missouri. 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.More >>
    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. She is a general assignment and environment reporter.More >>
  • John Bridges

    John Bridges

    John Bridges has been with KPLC since 1992. He has been the co-host of 7News Sunrise since 1996 and is also the assistant News Director. John reports each week for the KPLC/Billy Navarre Hometown Patriot. He
    John Bridges has been with KPLC since 1992. He has been the co-host of 7News Sunrise since 1996. He also is KPLC's Louisiana Traveler and reports each week on the Hometown Patriot.More >>
  • Britney Glaser

    Britney Glaser

    Britney Glaser is one of the anchors for 7News Sunrise and is KPLC's Healthcast Reporter.

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    Britney Glaser is one of the anchors for 7News Sunrise and is KPLC's Healthcast Reporter.

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  • Wade Hampton

    Wade Hampton

    Wade Hampton joined the KPLC 7Stormteam in August of 2005. He comes to KPLC from the cold of Wyoming, having been the Chief Meteorologist for the NBC affiliate KCWY in Casper. Wade is a native of Arcadia.More >>
    Wade Hampton joined the KPLC 7Stormteam in August 2005. He comes to KPLC from the cold of Wyoming , having been the Chief Meteorologist for the NBC affiliate KCWY in Casper. Wade is a native of Arcadia , Florida which is inland south of Tampa , so he is familiar with the heat and humidity Southwest Louisiana is known for.More >>
  • Ben Terry

    Ben Terry

    Ben Terry, from Jackson, Mississippi, was hired as a KPLC meteorologist in April 2011. He said he is proud to call Lake Charles home and enjoys the friendliness of the people and especially the delicious food Southwest Louisiana has to offer.

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    Ben Terry, from Jackson, Mississippi, was hired as a KPLC meteorologist in April 2011. He said he is proud to call Lake Charles home and enjoys the friendliness of the people and especially the delicious food Southwest Louisiana has to offer.

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  • Agnes DeRouen

    Agnes DeRouen

    Noon Anchor / Assignment EditorMore >>
    Agnes DeRouen is the noon anchor and assignments editor at KPLC. Agnes has been in the news business most of her life and said interviewing Mother Teresa and covering Papal visits in New Orleans and St. Louis have been the highlights of her career so far.More >>
  • Erik Tyger

    Erik Tyger

    Erik Tyger joined the KPLC staff as assistant news director in January 2014. Erik graduated from The University of Toledo in 2001 and spent 10 years in television news.More >>
    Erik Tyger joined the KPLC staff as assistant news director in January 2014. Erik graduated from The University of Toledo in 2001 and spent 10 years in television news.More >>
  • Jillian Corder

    Jillian Corder

    Jillian Corder

    Thursday, July 9 2015 1:17 PM EDT2015-07-09 17:17:18 GMT
    Wednesday, June 29 2016 3:43 PM EDT2016-06-29 19:43:28 GMT

    Jillian Corder joined KPLC in July 2015 as a reporter.She comes back to her home market after spending three years in Northeast Louisiana at KNOE in Monroe, where she served as an anchor, reporter and producer. A 2012 journalism graduate from Northwestern State University, Jill was a reporter and anchor for NSU 22, host of the University Presidents interview show Where Great Things Happen.

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    Jillian Corder joined KPLC in July 2015 as a reporter.She comes back to her home market after spending three years in Northeast Louisiana at KNOE in Monroe, where she served as an anchor, reporter and producer. A 2012 journalism graduate from Northwestern State University, Jill was a reporter and anchor for NSU 22, host of the University Presidents interview show Where Great Things Happen.

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  • Brady Renard

    Brady Renard

    Thursday, July 9 2015 1:21 PM EDT2015-07-09 17:21:22 GMT
    Wednesday, June 29 2016 4:15 PM EDT2016-06-29 20:15:09 GMT

    Brady Renard joined the KPLC Sports team in July 2015 from KTVE 10 in Monroe, Louisiana, where he worked as the weekend sports anchor for three years. He's covered sports on all levels, including Super Bowls, LHSAA championships, NCAA bowl games, as well as spotlighting local athletes.

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    Brady Renard joined the KPLC Sports team in July 2015 from KTVE 10 in Monroe, Louisiana, where he worked as the weekend sports anchor for three years. He's covered sports on all levels, including Super Bowls, LHSAA championships, NCAA bowl games, as well as spotlighting local athletes.

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  • Candy Rodriguez

    Candy Rodriguez

    Sunday, September 6 2015 7:24 PM EDT2015-09-06 23:24:46 GMT
    Sunday, September 6 2015 7:24 PM EDT2015-09-06 23:24:45 GMT
    Candy Rodriguez joined KPLC in August 2015 as a reporter. Candy was born in Reedley, California, and comes to us by way of Anahuac, Texas. She graduated from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in political science with a minor in communications.More >>
    Candy Rodriguez joined KPLC in August 2015 as a reporter. Candy was born in Reedley, California, and comes to us by way of Anahuac, Texas. She graduated from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in political science with a minor in communications.More >>
  • Maranda Whittington

    Maranda Whittington

    Friday, June 17 2016 6:29 PM EDT2016-06-17 22:29:59 GMT

    Maranda Whittington joined KPLC in June 2016 as a reporter. She is a military brat and was born in San Diego, California. She has lived in Oklahoma, North Carolina and Georgia. 

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    Maranda Whittington joined KPLC in June 2016 as a reporter. She is a military brat and was born in San Diego, California. She has lived in Oklahoma, North Carolina and Georgia. 

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  • Kaitlin Rust

    Kaitlin Rust

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 6:53 PM EDT2017-04-26 22:53:40 GMT

    Kaitlin Rust joined KPLC June 2016 as a reporter. She was born and raised in New Jersey and graduated from Rider University with a major in Digital Media as well as a minor in Political Science.

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    Kaitlin Rust joined KPLC June 2016 as a reporter. She was born and raised in New Jersey and graduated from Rider University with a major in Digital Media as well as a minor in Political Science.

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