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 Lake Charles city judges and marshal announce amnesty program

  Rain and pockets of water slow hurricane recovery

  Poor drainage from roadside ditches worries residents as hurricane season approaches

  LC Civic Center switches to Moderna vaccine after J. & J. shot paused

  Contractor Fraud Response Team started in Calcasieu Parish

  Prosecutor calls Monceaux a ‘disgusting monster of a pedophile and a rapist’

Former sheriff’s deputy admits sexual activity with three girls between ages of four and eight

  Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors advises buyers to have homes checked by licensed inspector

  Residents say hurricanes left unsightly debris in Calcasieu River

  Judges take measures to protect those reporting for jury duty

  Grandparents seeking justice for J.J. and Tylee hope Daybells will face murder charges

  COVID vaccine and mammograms: What you need to know

  Do you have federal flood insurance? FEMA says you may need it

  Calcasieu correctional facilities months away from opening due to hurricane damage

  Residents struggling with hurricane recovery dread thought of flooding

  Louisiana business leaders call for judicial modernization and transparency

  ‘Sleeves up!’ urges partners in state effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations

  IRS and La. Department of Revenue postpone payment and filing deadline for hurricane and winter storm victims

  CPSO searching for Sulphur industrial equipment thieves

  Acadian Ambulance new operations center signifies resilience at a time when most needed

  Reports of contractor fraud expected to ramp up as hurricane repairs move ahead

  The anguish of those who see little prospect of recovery from Hurricane Laura

  Residents complain of rumble, rattle and roar from local chemical complex

  Families fearful after another inmate from FCI Oakdale dies of COVID-19

  Insurance commissioner offers tips for filing claim for winter storm damage

  Pastor responds to complaint of infractions at child care center

  Pastor clarifies statement on St. Louis High School future

  Real Reform consumer group fighting for those in “insurance purgatory”

  LABI president says tax reform a major focus of upcoming legislative session

  Former D.A. defends gift cards saying it was a “dynamite” program