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

  LaFleur trial may wrap up Wednesday

  Testimony continues in trial of man accused of attacking five women

  Man on trial for allegedly attacking five women

  American Solidarity Party seeks those frustrated with mainstream parties

  ’American Sniper’ widow says ‘Don’t let fear steal your joy.’

  New director takes over at Lake Area Industry Alliance

  Jury finds Victor Ramos guilty of manslaughter and obstruction of justice

  Jurors hear “dying declaration” of woman allegedly run over by Victor Ramos

  Manslaughter trial begins in case of man accused of hitting girlfriend with car

  It’s down to the wire for five men running for Beauregard sheriff

  A conversation on racial justice

  State Fire Marshal urges safety precautions at Haunted Houses

Bartie defense wants Judge Canaday taken off case

  Battle between Bartie defense attorneys and state escalates

  Third Circuit reaffirms Bartie confession cannot be used

  LC Port handling new cargo: Blades for wind turbines

Former KPLC reporter, LC Council member, Doris Hebert, dead at 88

  Brothers East or B*EAST: Who are they?

  Widow of slain pastor tells her story in book, ‘Hope Makes Me Not Ashamed’

  March in Houston planned for CITGO 6 and others unjustly detained in Venezuela

  I-10 westbound closure means heavy truck traffic at Exit 4

  LC Cajun Navy, to the rescue

  Cameron company ordered to stop unauthorized drainage, allowed to apply for ‘after-the-fact’ permit

  Police: Thieves use truck to attempt to pull ATM from Nelson Road bank

Pedophile child killers, Langley and Reeves, both seek relief in federal courts

  Bundick Lake business owners complain flooding and drawdown causing major revenue loss

Ricky Langley appeals to U.S. Supreme Court to have conviction thrown out

  LC Port lawsuit resolved, but undercurrent of disagreement persists

  Detention pond to improve drainage to be located off Louisiana Avenue

  Comment period closed on Pelican Refinery; no word on public hearing