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

Hurricane evacuation drill a reminder for individuals to ‘get a plan’

  Brick wall collapse reportedly leaves some tenants without power

  Oakdale mayor says police indictments ‘put a cloud’ over city

  Indorama plant temporarily shut down until startup can be done smoothly

  Daughters of KK’s murder victim Stacie Reeves seek justice for others involved

  Testimony underway in trial of third suspect in the murder of Joshua Touchet

  Lake Charles man convicted of human trafficking

  Venezuelan judge sends case of Citgo 6 to trial

  City of Sulphur plans to buy old Kroger from Gathering Church for $2.6 million

  Ricky Langley loses appeal before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Appeals Court

  Legislature approves bill requiring restaurants to notify consumers of foreign shrimp or crawfish

  Move toward more personal financial education for students before college

  SWLA residents growing a garden to provide love and care to those in need

  Toll authority bill deferred after President Trump promises a new I-10 Bridge

  LC’s own therapy dog, Jeanie, in running for national hero title

Laid off workers complain personal industrial tools withheld by Juniper

Savvy business owner outsmarts would-be scammer

  Man who attempted to rape two women receives two life sentences

  Proposed bill would let voters decide on constitutional amendment to allow ‘payment in lieu of taxes’

  Calcasieu sales taxes declining, yet better than before

Appeal court finds murder suspect McKartney Young given 'illegally lenient’ sentence in unrelated case

  Fourteenth anniversary of first “Jeff Davis 8” body discovered

  Florida bass released into the Mermentau River as part of restocking program

Davis and Saltzman denied new trial

  Authorities say power tools, building supplies stolen from numerous home construction sites

  Johns’ bill to earmark settlement money for new I-10 bridge passes through Senate

  DEQ Mobile air monitoring lab testing near Indorama

  Death penalty constitutional amendment vote taken up in Louisiana Senate

  Lake Charles man found guilty in attempted rape trial

  Guilty verdict returned in Holefield second-degree murder trial