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

  Governor on COVID-19: ”The situation is serious across the state and it is most serious in Lake Charles.”

  Judge finds there is probable cause for Chad Daybell to stand trial

  Two teenagers arrested in shooting death of Anthony Bennett

  Judges, prosecutors working to restart jury trials

  Fired ADA misses contempt hearing

  Special LC City Council meeting on South’s Defenders monument set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

Double homicide suspect appears in 72-hour court

Third Circuit says Bayou Bridge Pipeline trampled on landowners’ rights

Candidates in Calcasieu asked to make appointments to qualify July 22-24

  U.S. Marshals: Suspect treated for dehydration after hiding in attic

  Calcasieu Police Jury sales tax renewal on ballot

Calcasieu School Board releases Return to School Plan

  LC doctors warn COVID-19 hospitalizations have doubled

  Outgoing Ward 3 Lake Charles Marshal admits commission pay should be capped

  Calcasieu River closed at Saltwater Barrier as refurbished gates are put back

  “Houston, we have a problem,” and so does SWLA, according to economic development alliance

  Advocates for residents in nursing homes call for improved response to COVID-19

  Calcasieu Officials say “we can do better” on COVID-19 prevention

  How to: Verify ballot mailed in was received by the state

  Lori Vallow told friends J.J. and Tylee were “zombies”

  CITGO 6 families concerned some men have COVID symptoms

  Judge refuses to dismiss murder charge against Bartie

  Cameron District Attorney recused from case

  Ultraviolet light used to disinfect at Beauregard Health System hospital

  Student and former students protest behavior of McNeese counselor

  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