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 - Tony Perot

  Hometown Heroes - Tony Perot

  Hometown Hero - Rhonda Sullivan

  Hometown Hero - Dr. Cheryl Harris

  Veterans Park helicopter to be taken down and repaired

  American Legion Post 551 struggles to survive pandemic and hurricanes

  Hometown Hero - John Love, Sr.

  Hometown Heroes - Pearl Cole

  J.W. Stine, founder of Stine Home & Yard, dies at 102

  Hometown Heroes - Veterans urged to stay in touch

  Hometown Heroes - Neighborhood Musicians

  You can be a Hometown Hero by giving to KPLC’s Community Christmas

  Hometown Heroes - Hermann Wygoda

  Hometown Heroes - Jason Webb

E. Beauregard veterans ceremony to be held this weekend with changes

  Hometown Heroes - Janie Fruge

  Brimstone Museum in Sulphur to be demolished

  Hometown Hero - Hardy O’Neal

  Hometown Hero - Maj. Gen. Erbon Wise dies at 99

  Hometown Heroes - John Denison

  First responders save life of Iowa man

  Hometown Hero Elwyn Cavin turns 100 this month

  Hometown Hero - Mickey Smith, Jr.

  Hometown Hero - Charlie Woolridge

  VFW Post 2130 reopens home for events

  Westlake Veterans Memorial Park now open

  Veterans Park bricks are a way to honor veterans

  Hometown Heroes - Louisiana National Guard

  Hometown Hero - Pye Brown

  Hometown Hero - Rev. Frances “Boo” Kay