Theresa Schmidt

Theresa Schmidt

Reporter

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.

Education:

  • Missouri, Bachelor of Journalism

Recent Articles by Theresa

  Ward 3 LC Deputy Marshal Mary Williams makes history

  DeQuincy Industrial Park gets shovel-ready certification

  Former Beauregard sheriff candidate Jose Chapa indicted for perjury

  “Working Man” statue unveiled in downtown Lake Charles

  Nine first-time jurors sworn in to serve on Calcasieu Police Jury

  Citizens urged to prepare for possible severe weather and power outages

  Open Door prison ministry proposes to expand to help with housing

  Third Circuit hears dispute between landowners and Bayou Bridge Pipeline

  Bayou Bridge Pipeline before Third Circuit Wednesday

  Local professor and financial planner discuss Iran anxiety

Beauregard citizens opposed to gas compressor station will ask for public hearing

Hand that gives Social Security raise takes away food stamps.

  Consumer Use Tax required if sales taxes not paid for online purchases

  Heidi Broussard’s childhood friend reflects on the person she was; discusses candlelight vigil on Saturday

  Renewed demands for Citgo 6 to be returned home

Beauregard resident tells of harrowing escape from tornado; house lifted seconds after he left

  Man buys $500 gift card and discovers it has zero balance in two days

Tornado aftermath: Beauregard couple struggling with second disaster in three years, chooses faith over fear

  Hundreds attend to see U.S. District Judge James D. Cain take ceremonial oath

  Man convicted of first-degree murder in 2010 back in court for a new trial

  Joey Julian hearing: Police privacy vs. public’s right to know

  Local environmentalist reacts to selection of climate activist as Time 2019 Person of the Year

  Daughter of captive urges people to continue pressure to free Citgo 6

Victor Ramos sentenced to 35 years for hitting girlfriend with car, killing her

  Deputy State Fire Marshal from LC arrested for malfeasance and injuring public records

  Indorama test results from last May now available for public review

Family wants investigation to identify dealers of fentanyl-laced heroin

  Family struggles with tragedy brought on by fentanyl-laced heroin

  Model railroad exhibit at Children’s Museum faces uncertain future

  Couple who struggled with infertility gets unexpected blessing