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

  Calcasieu officials ready for Phase 2 reopening, but urge caution

  Coronavirus will have major impact on hurricane planning and timelines

Retiring executive director predicts LC Port will drive growth and prosperity

  UPDATE: CITGO captive may miss arrival of first grandchild

  Union reps: Myers no longer warden at Oakdale FCC

  Union leaders for prison employees file “imminent danger” complaints with OSHA

  Calcasieu District Attorney John DeRosier retiring at end of 2020

Calcasieu DA John DeRosier says he will retire at end of current term

  Wind and hail cause tree and crop damage in Ragley

  Georgia-Pacific announces it is ‘ceasing operations’ at lumber facility in DeQuincy

  Masses with limited attendance resuming in Diocese of Lake Charles

  Officials at Calcasieu COVID-19 briefing surprised about extension of stay-at-home

  Dr. Fauci praises remdesivir results for treatment of COVID-19

  Associated General Contractors say government-funded infrastructure would revive economy

  Economist discusses grim effects of COVID-19 on Lake Area economy

  Supreme Court’s ban on non-unanimous juries raises questions about “a potential tsunami of litigation”

  Idaho attorney general agrees to review Chad and Lori Daybell case for possible conspiracy, attempted murder and murder

  FULL VIDEO: Dr. Cavanaugh, Dr. Welke address COVID-19 questions during Calcasieu briefing

  Paycheck Protection Program running out of money

  ACLU files temporary restraining order against Oakdale federal prison

  Numbers better, but SWLA residents urged to stay home and social distance

  Union president says Oakdale prison employees struggling to work in COVID-19 environment

  ACLU seeking home confinement for at-risk inmates at Oakdale Federal Correctional Facility

  Calcasieu Officials: To be part of the solution, stay home!

  COVID-19 infections accelerate at Oakdale Federal Prison

  Calcasieu Clerk devises system for filing emergency court papers

  Judge refutes Washington Post article based on “misconstrued” texts

  Doctors show concerns about number of COVID-19 cases

  Industry officials say practices in place to protect workers from coronavirus

  Calcasieu has first COVID-19 death