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 Heroes - Salvation Army volunteers

  Hometown Heroes - Front line workers

  Hometown Heroes: Korean War veterans’ stories

  Hometown Heroes: Lake Charles Legends

  Hometown Hero - Mike Ford

  Hometown Hero: J.D. Robinson

  Hometown Hero - Frank Landry

  Westlake Veterans Memorial nearing completion

  Boy Scout leads work to restore Cajun prairie

  Hometown Hero: Julian H. Green

  Hometown Hero: Frank Foreman

  Hometown Hero - Jerry Bell

  Hometown Hero - Ron Williams

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