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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