Jenelle Shriner - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Jenelle Shriner

Jenelle Shriner Jenelle Shriner

I couldn’t be more excited to join the KPLC team as News Director.  My passion for journalism has taken me all over the country, but I am quickly falling in love with Southwest Louisiana.  I was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina, and attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  I graduated with a degree in Journalism & Mass Communication. 

From there, I’ve been a producer or executive producer at stations all over the country, including WTVD in Raleigh, North Carolina, KOMO in Seattle, Washington, WINK in Fort Myers, Florida, and KPRC in Houston, Texas.  Most recently, I was the Assistant News Director at KVUE in Austin, Texas.   

In my free time, I love exploring new places, traveling, photography and I’m a huge animal lover. I have two dogs, a Chihuahua named Cheeky and a Chihuahua mix named Chevy Chase. 

As the News Director, I will help our news team hold thoughtful conversations on potential stories, and find the very best way to connect with you, our viewer.  If you have a story idea or want to know why we reported a story a certain way, I’d love to hear from you.  You can email me at jshriner@kplctv.com.

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    LCPD: Kidnapping suspect apprehended after woman found bound on La. 14

    LCPD: Kidnapping suspect apprehended after woman found bound on La. 14

    Thursday, May 24 2018 3:33 PM EDT2018-05-24 19:33:01 GMT
    Authorities search for a suspect on 3rd Street, near La. 14, Thursday morning. (Source: Johnathan Manning / KPLC)Authorities search for a suspect on 3rd Street, near La. 14, Thursday morning. (Source: Johnathan Manning / KPLC)

    A large police presence was on Third Street, near La. 14, Thursday morning after receiving a call of a possible kidnapping, said Lt. Richard Harrell, with the Lake Charles Police Department. The person who was the target of the alleged kidnapping is an adult an is in police care, Harrell said. Harrell said Lake Charles police and members of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office searched for the suspect, but were unable to locate the person. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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    A large police presence was on Third Street, near La. 14, Thursday morning after receiving a call of a possible kidnapping, said Lt. Richard Harrell, with the Lake Charles Police Department. The person who was the target of the alleged kidnapping is an adult an is in police care, Harrell said. Harrell said Lake Charles police and members of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office searched for the suspect, but were unable to locate the person. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Rainbow caught on video by Leesville resident

    Rainbow caught on video by Leesville resident

    Thursday, May 24 2018 3:28 PM EDT2018-05-24 19:28:38 GMT
    (Source: Ashley Johnson Stanley)(Source: Ashley Johnson Stanley)
    (Source: Ashley Johnson Stanley)(Source: Ashley Johnson Stanley)
    Leesville resident Ashley Johnson Stanley caught an incredible video of a rainbow in her backyard. Stanley says she filmed it during a rainstorm on Tuesday. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
    Leesville resident Ashley Johnson Stanley caught an incredible video of a rainbow in her backyard. Stanley says she filmed it during a rainstorm on Tuesday. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Over 1,000 without power near La. 171

    Over 1,000 without power near La. 171

    Thursday, May 24 2018 3:22 PM EDT2018-05-24 19:22:38 GMT
    (Source: Entergy)(Source: Entergy)

    At least 1,124 residents are without power from Pujol Road all the way to Moeling Street near La. 171 according to the Entergy Map.  According to Entergy, a serviceman is working to determine the cause of the outage. Power will be restored as soon as possible.  Entergy estimates power will be restored by 2:30 p.m. Traffic lights may be affected. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

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    At least 1,124 residents are without power from Pujol Road all the way to Moeling Street near La. 171 according to the Entergy Map.  According to Entergy, a serviceman is working to determine the cause of the outage. Power will be restored as soon as possible.  Entergy estimates power will be restored by 2:30 p.m. Traffic lights may be affected. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

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