Britney Glaser - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Britney Glaser

I am honored to be able to share the news in the same community where I was raised.    

My television career actually started at KPLC when I was 16. I landed a spot as a teen reporter and never looked back! 

I have a degree in mass communications from LSU. At LSU, I had the opportunity to work for the campus television station, TigerTV and intern at WBRZ in Baton Rouge, The New York Times, CBS News, and with organizations in Washington, D.C., and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

After graduating in 2006, I accepted my first on-air job at KPLC as a reporter. Over the next few years, I moved to weekend anchor and eventually to morning anchor/health reporter. I then worked as a weekend anchor/evening reporter for two years at KCEN in Waco, Texas before deciding to put roots back down at home. In 2012, I came back to KPLC and rejoined the 7News Sunrise team as well as my role as health reporter.

My passion is telling stories that can spark positive change in a community. I grew up just north of Lake Charles, in Dry Creek, and can truly say there is no better career for me than sharing the news with communities throughout Southwest Louisiana.

I have been recognized by the Louisiana Associated Press with five television awards: three for investigative reporting and two for in-depth reporting. 

The Louisiana State Medical Society has also given me two meritorious reporting awards: the 2012 award for an in-depth series on rare diseases and the 2013 award for a series on genetic selection.

I am also the recipient of the 2013 Michael E. DeBakey Award for Journalism from the Foundation for Biomedical Research in Washington, D.C. for a series on alligator blood being tested as a new antibiotic.

When I'm not running around the newsroom, you might see me running around the lakefront! I love exercising, spending time with my family, going to local festivals, being a part of Trinity Baptist Church and serving with volunteer groups.

I did nab the ultimate Texas souvenir during my tenure to the West: I married an Aggie, Matt Felder, in May 2012. We have two dogs, Chase, a chocolate Labrador - and Cayenne, a Miniature Pinscher that stole my heart during a Sunrise Pet Shop segment.

You can read Britney's most recent stories at the bottom of this page.

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  • What's Going Around: pink eye, contact dermatitis, ringworms

    What's Going Around: pink eye, contact dermatitis, ringworms

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:56 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:56:33 GMT
    A highly contagious virus is bringing more people in to see the doctor this week. Conjunctivitis or pink eye affects both children and adults. It can be caused by a virus or bacteria and spreads easilyMore >>
    A painful, itchy virus of the eye, a bad skin irritation and a rash caused by a fungus: that's what KPLC's Britney Glaser reports is going around this week in Southwest Louisiana. More >>
  • Palm vein scanner changing hospital experience

    Palm vein scanner changing hospital experience

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:45 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:45:26 GMT
    The pattern of your vein just might change your next trip to the hospital or even save your life in an emergency situation. Palm vein scanners are being used to get the right care to the right patientMore >>
    The pattern of your vein just might change your next trip to the hospital or even save your life in an emergency situation.  KPLC's Britney Glaser reports how palm vein scanners are being used to get the right care to the right patient.More >>
  • Lipomassage tightens skin, reduces cellulite

    Lipomassage tightens skin, reduces cellulite

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:37 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:37:12 GMT
    A DeRidder OB/GYN is redirecting her focus from women's health to combating obesity for women and men, bringing in the state's first lipomassage program. Dr. Jenny McCann got into medicine to treat women'sMore >>
    A DeRidder OB/GYN is redirecting her focus from women's health to combating obesity for women and men, bringing in the state's first lipomassage program as KPLC's Britney Glaser reports.More >>
  • What's Going Around: cold vs. allergies, sinusitis, Type A flu

    What's Going Around: cold vs. allergies, sinusitis, Type A flu

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:00:43 GMT
    Common cold versus allergy confusion, chronic sinusitis and Type A flu: that is what's going around this week in Southwest Louisiana. There is an increased number of complaints of nasal congestion, stuffyMore >>
    Common cold versus allergy confusion, chronic sinusitis and Type A flu: KPLC's Britney Glaser reports that is what's going around this week in Southwest Louisiana.More >>
  • Homes for adults with autism giving families peace of mind

    Homes for adults with autism giving families peace of mind

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-04-09 14:47:05 GMT
    Fifty years ago, autism was only diagnosed in one out of every 10,000 children. Now, the Centers for Disease Control says one in 68 children has the developmental disorder. That creates a big concernMore >>
    The Centers for Disease Control says one in 68 children has autism.  KPLC's Britney Glaser reports that creates a big concern for aging parents as they ask themselves "what's next" for their child with autism.More >>
  • Custom inserts reducing injuries in athletes

    Custom inserts reducing injuries in athletes

    Friday, April 4 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-04-04 15:39:32 GMT
    In athletics, the feet are the foundation that keep athletes on their toes. Every foot is unique, but oftentimes athletes squeeze their feet into shoes that do not give them surrounding support, causingMore >>
    When athletes squeeze their feet into shoes that do not give them surrounding support, that can cause game-ending injuries. KPLC's Britney Glaser explains how custom inserts are now changing the playing field.More >>
  • Lake Charles man with cancer shares Obamacare experience

    Lake Charles man with cancer shares Obamacare experience

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-04-02 14:39:31 GMT
    President Obama celebrates 7.1 million people signing up for healthcare before the March 31 deadline. If you missed the health insurance enrollment deadline, your next chance to sign up for coverage isMore >>
    If you missed the March 31 deadline to sign up for Obamacare, your next chance is not until November.  KPLC's Britney Glaser talks to a Lake Charles man who says he signed up in a critical time as he prepares for cancer surgery.More >>
  • Young at Heart: Betty Storer Mount

    Young at Heart: Betty Storer Mount

    Friday, March 28 2014 8:55 AM EDT2014-03-28 12:55:14 GMT
    The smell of homemade cookies fills 89-year-old Betty Mount's kitchen in Lake Charles. This is one of the sweet tasks on Betty's plate for the day, baking and delivering cookies to...well, just aboutMore >>
    Exercise, activity, cookies and lots of laughter: that is 89-year-old Betty Mount's recipe for staying "Young at Heart."  KPLC's Britney Glaser follows Betty around for a day to see how she's thriving into the next decade of life.More >>
  • What's Going Around: respiratory infections, Hep C, C. diff.

    What's Going Around: respiratory infections, Hep C, C. diff.

    Thursday, March 27 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-03-27 12:46:32 GMT
    The pollen forecast has been extremely high in Southwest Louisiana and that is leading more allergy sufferers to the doctor with some of the same complaints of those with upper respiratory infections:More >>
    Upper respiratory infections, more cases of Hepatitis C and a condition called "C. diff" that is the result of taking too many antibiotics: that's what's going around this week in Southwest Louisiana.More >>
  • Young at Heart: Mervyn Taylor

    Young at Heart: Mervyn Taylor

    Thursday, March 27 2014 8:45 AM EDT2014-03-27 12:45:59 GMT
    This week we kick off a new series called "Young at Heart," focusing on local seniors who are not letting age hinder their zest for life. Practically every morning, you can find 92-year-old Mervyn TaylorMore >>
    In this new series called "Young at Heart," KPLC's Britney Glaser introduces you to 92-year-old Mervyn Taylor of Grand Lake who is not letting age steal his zest for life!More >>
  • What's Going Around: lice, stomach bug, strep throat

    What's Going Around: lice, stomach bug, strep throat

    Thursday, March 20 2014 8:37 AM EDT2014-03-20 12:37:29 GMT
    A creepy, crawly insect is nesting on children's heads, there is no end in sight for a stomach virus and more cases of a highly contagious illness: that is what's going around this week in Southwest Louisiana.More >>
    A creepy, crawly insect is nesting on children's heads, there is no end in sight for a stomach virus and more cases of a highly contagious illness: that is what's going around this week in Southwest Louisiana.More >>
  • A mother's fight for fetal intervention

    A mother's fight for fetal intervention

    Friday, March 14 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-03-14 13:09:23 GMT
    What was once only a dream in the medical field is now a reality in modern medicine: performing life-saving procedures to babies while they are still in a mother's belly. A Moss Bluff couples opens upMore >>
    Life-saving procedures can now be performed on babies while they are still in a mother's belly.  KPLC's Britney Glaser talks to a Moss Bluff couples about their fight for fetal intervention after the death of their first son.More >>
  • What's Going Around: stomach bug, cold and allergies

    What's Going Around: stomach bug, cold and allergies

    Thursday, March 13 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-03-13 23:35:55 GMT
    Spring plants are starting to bloom, setting off allergic reactions. Plus, more nasty stomach viruses and upper respiratory problems are being treated this week. For this week's What's Going Around,More >>
    Spring plants are starting to bloom, setting off allergic reactions. Plus, more nasty stomach viruses and upper respiratory problems are being treated this week.More >>
  • Moss Bluff girl saves brother, named "Safe Sitter Hero"

    Moss Bluff girl saves brother, named "Safe Sitter Hero"

    Monday, March 10 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-03-10 17:24:37 GMT
    A big sister in Moss Bluff can now add "hero" to her list of accomplishments after saving her little brother from choking to death. Now, the national Safe Sitter program is recognizing 12-year-old JuliaMore >>
    When 12-year-old Julia Istre's little brother began choking, she put the skills she learned in a Safe Sitter class to save his life.  As KPLC's Britney Glaser reports, Julia has now been named a "National Safe Sitter Hero."More >>
  • Springing forward: effects of sleep deprivation

    Springing forward: effects of sleep deprivation

    Friday, March 7 2014 11:35 AM EST2014-03-07 16:35:03 GMT
    The Centers for Disease Control says America is in the midst of a sleep deprivation epidemic. Half of all adults say they are not getting enough sleep. Springing forward this weekend will mean the automaticMore >>
    Get ready to spring forward in the wee hours Sunday morning!  KPLC's Britney Glaser talks to a sleep expert and a truck driver about the impact of sleep deprivation.More >>
  • What's Going Around: Type B flu, RSV in children, more stomach bug

    What's Going Around: Type B flu, RSV in children, more stomach bug

    Thursday, March 6 2014 8:09 AM EST2014-03-06 13:09:23 GMT
    A rarer form of the flu is on the rise, along with a respiratory virus in children and more cases of the stomach bug. That is what's going around this week in Southwest Louisiana. Flu cases are on theMore >>
    In this week's What's Going Around, KPLC's Britney Glaser reports it is a rarer form of the flu, a respiratory virus in children and more cases of the stomach bug.More >>
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