Olivia Vidal

Olivia Vidal


Anchor and reporter Olivia Vidal is in her third stint at KPLC.

Olivia began her TV career at KPLC as a reporter after graduating from LSU in 2011.

She left in 2013 to take on a morning reporter position at KPLC’s sister station, KSLA News 12, in Shreveport.

Olivia returned to KPLC in 2014 to help launch a Raycom Media smartphone app before accepting a position with a local public relations firm. From there, she moved into a communications specialist role for a local petrochemical company in the Greater Lake Charles area.

After two years of working in the petrochemical industry, she is happily returning to the KPLC News team.

Olivia is from Mandeville, Louisiana, but for the last seven years she proudly calls Lake Charles home.

In her spare time, Olivia volunteers with the Junior League of Lake Charles and The Alzheimer’s Association of SWLA. When she isn’t working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.


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Recent Articles by Olivia

  Caught on Camera: Man steals chickens from backyard coop in New Orleans

  Jazz Fest artists find opportunity in house floats

  Infectious diseases specialist weighs in on new COVID variant

  Caregiver one of three shot in Mid-City double homicide

  Woman carjacked at gunpoint while on the way to work

  Hundreds of New Orleans veterans receive COVID-19 vaccine

  Seniors put on waiting list for COVID-19 vaccine

  New Orleans music venues come together for NYE virtual concert

  Fireworks sales booming, but inventory is limited due to pandemic

  NOPD: At least 48 cars burglarized early Monday morning, many with smashed windows

  CDC eviction moratorium expiration nears, renters and landlords in limbo

  Veterans surprised with mortgage relief

  Mother speaks out on violent crime after her son was fatally gunned down in Algiers

  Furloughs and fire house closures impacting NOFD firefighters

  Frontline workers prepare for COVID-19 vaccine

Ochsner Hospital for Children enrolling children for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine study

  Metairie students create art inspired by maintenance staff

  Two parishes investigating police impersonators

District Attorney-elect Jason Williams speaks after winning election

Louisiana se prepara para la llegada de las vacunas COVID-19; congeladores especiales en camino

  CCSRC meets to discuss renaming of Lakeview streets

  Executive Chef of 19 years at Commander’s Palace hangs up hat

  Heavy rain on Wednesday evening causes flooding around the area

  Already struggling businesses miss out on more business with loss of Bayou Classic weekend

  Gov. Edwards, state officials addresses high COVID-19 numbers ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

  Frenchmen Street businesses share economic impact of COVID-19 restrictions

  With no Carnival parades rolling in 2021, businesses prepare for impacts

  Brees may be out with injury up to 6 weeks according to doctors but fans are still hopeful for his return

  Saints fans celebrate a win inside the Superdome, around the city amid COVID-19 pandemic

  Bar owners worry COVID-19 cases rising could lead to more restrictions