Gabe McDonald

Gabe McDonald


Gabe McDonald joined KPLC in September 2018 as a hybrid reporter covering both sports and news in Southwest Louisiana. He is excited to get his career started in his home state and is looking forward to meeting and telling the stories of all the great people in the area!

Gabe is a proud graduate of The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where he majored in Mass Communications and played football. During his time in Pine Bluff, he was named Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the 2016-17 school year and served as the lead anchor for the school's newscasts. Gabe also completed an internship at KARK/FOX 16, the NBC and FOX affiliates in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Gabe is a Louisiana native, graduating from Byrd High School in Shreveport - an alma mater he shares with KPLC Sports Director Brady Renard. When he is not out covering stories you can find Gabe at the gym, trying a new restaurant, or watching The Office.

Recent Articles by Gabe

Jennings RB Trevor Etienne picks up offer from Clemson

Former Poke Sha’Markus Kennedy signs professionally with Italian team

LaGrange alum Colton Frank IV to transfer to Southern

  Sports Person of the Week - Gavin Burnett

Lake Charles native Jace Peterson makes Brewers’ 45-man roster

Iota infielder Tyler LeJeune commits to LSU

  Washington-Marion introduces Robert Palmer as new boys basketball head coach

  Sports Person of the Week - Sage Seay

  Sports Person of the Week - Roydell Brown

  Heath Schroyer discusses balancing roles as head coach and interim athletic director

  Inaugural Edward Lee Kinney Memorial Youth Rodeo kicks off Friday night

LCCP WR Keshlon Jackson receives offer from Colorado

  Sports Person of the Week - Jacques Trahan

  SENIOR NIGHT: Jacob Humphries, LCCP

  LCCP WR Solomon Lewis commits to Louisiana Tech

  LaGrange guard Jeriah Warren commits to Florida

  Sports Person of the Week - Patrick Richard

  Sam Houston alum Silas Ardoin reflects on freshman season at Texas

NCAA extends recruiting dead period to July 31

Barbe’s Jack Walker named one of MaxPreps Top 50 baseball players for 2021

  Former Pokes discuss balancing life in the minors and pandemic

  Sports Person of the Week - Brock Meyer

Barbe’s Brody Drost named Gatorade Louisiana Baseball Player of the Year

NCAA rules against one-time transfer waiver for 2020-21 academic year

LaGrange alum Colton Frank IV to transfer from UL Lafayette

  Sulphur promotes Carol Turner to head girls basketball coach

  Sports Person of the Week - Kimmie Rushford

  Cowboys preparing for any potential changes to upcoming season

  Frank Wilson discusses recruiting during coronavirus pandemic

  Wilson says Cowboys have handled pandemic like ‘young pros’