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

  Amendment 5 to allow “PILOT” agreements controversial

  Sports betting on Nov. 3 ballot

Cemetery task force working to help assist families whose relatives’ graves disturbed by storms

  Move to consolidate Calcasieu drainage taxes on November 3 ballot

Contempt of court hearing for former Calcasieu assistant DA continued

  Media personality Sheletta Brundidge travels to Lake Charles to provide books and toys for child survivors of hurricanes

More tenants ousted from apartments in aftermath of Hurricanes Laura and Delta

  Navigating the hurricane insurance claims process

  Lt. Gov. Nungesser talks insurance claims on LC visit

  Payments in lieu of taxes agreements on Nov. 3 ballot

  Waiting, patiently, for electricity from Jeff Davis Electric Co-op

  Calcasieu officials say not all funds expected through Main Street Recovery grant program appear to be available

  Small Business Administrator tours Hurricane Laura destruction

  Methodist Church members help tarp roofs in SWLA

  State lawmakers grill Suddenlink executives on response to Hurricane Laura

  Stress can kill; counseling service for those overwhelmed with the aftermath of Hurricane Laura

  Special meeting called Friday at state legislature to question Suddenlink on Hurricane Laura response

  Hurricane Laura takes toll on Cameron seafood industry

  Residents go to court over Wilshire Apartments' unexpected evictions

  Lake area receives help from Friend Ships organization

  Calcasieu Public Defenders' Office trying to rebuild

  Calcasieu Police Jury sets up temporary permitting, licensing office at Prien Lake Park

  Lake pollution concerns after Hurricane Laura

  Fifth member of family dies of carbon monoxide poisoning

  Murder suspect asks for bond reduction

  American Airlines “pauses” operations at Lake Charles Regional Airport

  McNeese pulls statement against economic boycott related to confederate monument

  CITGO6 now confined more than 1000 days in Venezuela

  Candidates complain of sign theft and vandalism

  Protesters against Calcasieu’s monument decision launch economic boycott