John Bridges

John Bridges


John Bridges has been with KPLC since 1992 and the co-host of 7News Sunrise since 1996.

He also produces Hometown Hero segments each week.

John became interested in broadcasting while watching the announcers through a big window outside the old KPLC radio studio, across from Muller's Department Store. He got his first job at the age of 15 at KIKS-AM in Sulphur and moved on to become news director at Q101-FM and KYKZ-FM.

In 1992, he started at KPLC as the News Assignments Editor. He anchored weekend newscasts before joining 7News Sunrise in 1996.

John has won several radio and television Associated Press News awards and has been voted the Most Popular Media Personality by Lagniappe magazine. John's assignments have included trips to Cuba, Norway, France, Canada and Alaska. John is active in his church and directs its video productions.

An Eagle Scout, he also served as an assistant Scoutmaster for his son Jacob's Boy Scout troop.

He's also been the announcer for the Sulphur High School Marching Contest since 1980.

Recent Articles by John

Hometown Hero: Wilton Augustine

  Soldier remembered with a memorial brick in every state

Hometown Heroes: Space fuel workers

  Veterans Day events planned in Lake Charles

  Hometown Hero - Anthony “Tony” Polk

  Hometown Hero - Harry Leger

Hometown Hero - Eddie Mormon

  Hometown Hero - William Howell, Jr.

Hometown Hero - Jesse Curry

  Hometown Hero - Noah Lewis

  Hometown Hero - Phayo “Bud” Grindol

  Hometown Hero - Keith Waddell

  Hometown Hero - Vincent Circello

  Hometown Hero - Allen Trahan

  Patients hope to 'E-Lemon-ate’ Cystic Fibrosis

Hometown Heroes: VFW Post Christmas Card in July program

  Hometown Hero - Allen Landry

  Hometown Hero: Korean War vet was Westlake’s first volunteer fire chief

  Hometown Hero - George Farque

  Hometown Hero: George Guillory, Jr.

  War aviation museum draws regional interest

  Avenue of Flags back on track after theft of poles

  John Bridges: How I lost 115 pounds and kept it off

  Hometown Hero - Clint Welch

Jr. Beta students visit veterans in Jennings

  Hometown Hero - Hershel Frazier

  Hometown Hero: Lamar Robertson

  Hometown Hero: Kent LeDoux at Gray Ranch gives back to youth

Hometown Hero - Bill Sampson

Ned Melancon survived two wars and Hurricane Audrey