Jenelle Shriner

Jenelle Shriner

News Director

I couldn’t be more excited to be the KPLC team's 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.

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.


  • North Carolina, Journalism and Mass Communications

Recent Articles by Jenelle

Unique gifts for the person who has everything

  Lake Charles city employees recognized for service at luncheon

Now pets can rock leggings just like their humans

Why were there no tornado warnings issued?

KPLC and St. Jude team up to give one lucky viewer a dream home

Deputy Chief Mark Kraus officially withdraws from consideration to be Baton Rouge police chief

Jillian Corder named assistant news director of KPLC-TV

Deputy Chief Mark Kraus: 'I'm not leaving Lake Charles'

KPLC collecting cards for elementary student shot in Moss Bluff

Moss Bluff man posts bond on school shooting charges, ends up back in jail without bond

Boil advisory lifted for residents in Ragley

You Asked, We Answered: Tow Truck Troubles In Lake Charles?

LIVE BLOG: Election Results Across Southwest Louisiana

Online Editorial: Why does KPLC interrupt programming for weather coverage?

2017 Southwest Louisiana Chamber Business Expo

Candidates for Lake Charles mayor agree to participate in KPLC forum

In Depth: Background on Packaging Corporation of America

Weather Blog: Damage reports from around Southwest Louisiana

Westlake PD: 2-year-old left unattended while mom was on casino floor

Online Editorial: What are you thankful for?

Voters encounter lines, closures, while voting in Calcasieu Parish

Louisiana Blue Dog 'I Voted' stickers showing up on ebay