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

  Those 70 and older remain priority for COVID vaccines

  Big Brothers Big Sisters files lawsuit seeking payment for hurricane damage

  Representative-elect Brett Geymann to be sworn in January 19

  Calcasieu Tax Assessor adjusting property values to reflect hurricane damage

  3-year-old spotted walking alone on road in Lake Charles; parents arrested

  Judge Ron Ware set to retire in January

  Calcasieu Parish Family Court’s Judge Lilynn Cutrer retires

  Chief Judge Gene Thibodeaux retires from Louisiana’s Third Court of Appeal

  Lake Area loses two pillars of the community just hours apart

  Federal Judge James Cain establishes local rules for hurricane lawsuits

  Lake Charles attorney receives statewide honor for adoption work

Christian Aid Ministries brings help to Westlake, Moss Bluff

  Documentary features Larry and Kay Woodcock’s pursuit of justice for J.J. and Tylee

  State lawmakers call meeting to hear insurance complaints

  Well known animal rescuer gets free roof from Texas contractors

  Election date set for State Rep. District 35 vacated by Stephen Dwight

  Remembering Marion “Butch” Fox, tourism trailblazer and economic developer

  DOJ Inspector General report on Oakdale prison reveals failures that spread virus

  Pathologist answers questions about COVID-19 testing

  La. OMV Offices in Lake Charles and Sulphur still closed; online solutions offered

  CITGO 6 family hopes for growing movement to end injustice in Venezuela

LC City Judge-elect talks about COVID diagnosis and symptoms

  Fourth Thanksgiving apart looms for Citgo 6 and family members

  Texas teen brings school supplies for students at St. Margaret School in Lake Charles

  Calcasieu inmates still housed in other facilities around the state

  La. Wildlife & Fisheries employees donate to coworkers recovering from hurricanes

  Hacker makes false report of shooting, causing deputies to force entry into home

  Suddenlink says 90 percent of service to be restored by mid-November

  KK’S Corner murders to be featured on ID Channel Sunday night

  Contempt allegations against former assistant district attorneys resolved