Theresa Schmidt

Theresa Schmidt


Theresa was born and raised in St. Louis, Mo. After receiving a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, she accepted a reporting job at KPLC. That was April 12, 1978. Over the years Theresa has covered nearly every news beat. Over recent years she has covered the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the environment and general assignment and many high profile court cases. She often covers issues related to aging and seniors enjoying their golden years. Theresa's on-air work over the years has ranged from investigative reports to a three-week series on quitting smoking. Her work has been recognized locally, statewide and nationally. Theresa is a widow whose life revolves primarily around her four children and her career. She also sings in the choir at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. She attributes her success in life to her strong faith in God and supportive family and friends.


  • Missouri, Bachelor of Journalism

Recent Articles by Theresa

Contraband Bayou Project at McNeese needs additional $1 million

  Old Pelican Refinery seeks permit renewal; September 5 deadline for public comment.

  Former Governor Blanco remembered as one who genuinely cared about the people of Louisiana

  Joe Chapa wins election challenge, remains on ballot for Beauregard sheriff

  Growing small business through federal contracting

  Candidates advised to make sure campaign signs are properly placed

Coastal Use Permit may have been required for pumping into canal in Cameron Parish

  Jason Reeves execution date of August 19 stayed by federal judge

Fishermen concerned discharge from large pipe is hurting crab fishing

Vinton Welcome Center now open!

  Flaring at Sasol routine part of startup

  Qualifying underway for October 12 election

Longtime police juror Hal McMillin says he will not run for re-election

  Imperial Health sends patient notices after cyber ransom attack

  Sexual abuse survivors ask for AG investigation into Diocese of Lake Charles

  Indorama has gone above permit limits in connection with startup problems

CPPJ helping the homeless achieve safe, stable housing

  Questions arise whether sheriff candidate in Beauregard will meet residency requirements

  Governor on campaign trail in Jeff Davis Parish

  Receipts are in from Calcasieu Police Jury trip to Las Vegas for NACo

SOWELA receives $1 million for new TC Energy Pipeline Academy

Driver confusion persists at 12th and Ryan Streets

Seven Calcasieu Police Jurors attend conference in Las Vegas

  Catholic Charities taking applications for monthly groceries

  CITGO 6 families plead for release of loved ones from Venezuelan military facility

  French ambassador bestows Legion of Honor on Jennings WWII hero

  Jury votes Kevin Daigle should die

  Judge Clayton Davis denies mistrial motion in Kevin Daigle trial

  Kevin Daigle trial moving back to Lake Charles Saturday due to Tropical Storm Barry

  Weather could cause problems for penalty phase of Kevin Daigle trial