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

  Sports Person of the Week - Alanna Arvie

  Basile wins second consecutive LHSAA Division III wrestling title, eight local athletes take home individual state championships

Former McNeese sprinter Charles Jackson bows out in semifinals of 2019 Indoor National Championships

  BLACK HISTORY MONTH: More to Prove - Frank Wilson

  Pokes emphasizing faster starts as season winds down

  Feb. 11 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

  Feb. 7 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

  #SWLApreps girl’s soccer playoffs: first round recap

  Sports Person of the Week - Vici Woods

Elton High School wins 2019 Sportsmanship Award

  Sports Person of the Week - Aasia Sam

  Jan. 28 #SWLApreps high school basketball highlights

  Sports Person of the Week - Kael Delcambre

  Frank Wilson formally introduced as McNeese’s 17th head football coach

  Sports Person of the Week - Addy Tremie

  Sports Person of the Week - Garrett Edwards

  Sports Person of the Week - Chloey Guidry

  Sam Houston offensive lineman Jerren Gilbert signs with Louisiana Tech

  McNeese football announces 2020 postseason ban

  Jennings falls to St. James in 3A title game, 51-14

McNeese’s Nick Graham to join UTSA staff as cornerbacks coach

McNeese’s Matt Mattox to join UTSA staff as run game coordinator

  Jennings aiming to pull off another upset in semifinal bout with McDonogh 35

  Sports Person of the Week - Trevor Rider

  Oberlin looking for redemption in semifinal rematch with White Castle

  6th annual Showdown in the Lake Basketball Classic tips off Thursday

  Pair of local athletes sign NLI’s on Wednesday