I’m Rob Kirkpatrick. I’m a husband. I’m a Dad. I’m a proud UL Lafayette graduate. I’m a fierce reporter at heart and always digging for a good story. But most importantly in this space: I’m the fearless leader of the KPEL News brand and Bernadette Lee’s partner in crime on “Acadiana’s Morning News”. News is something I always knew I wanted to do. My first on-air experience was in 3rd grade at Lyon Elementary in Covington, LA. I gave the announcements, weather and cafeteria menu every morning on closed circuit television. Since then, I have covered news with KATC in Acadiana, in Dallas with FOX 4’s “Good Day”, in Atlanta with CNN Newsource and now back in Lafayette with KPEL and the rest of your Townsquare Media Stations. I consider myself lucky to do what I love and raise my two little girls in Acadiana with my amazing wife Sarah. People often find it challenging to adequately describe what makes this area so great. Some people call it culture, community or try to quantify the level of ‘happiness’ in Acadiana, but I think it’s a little bit of all those things. People here have heart like no where else I have ever lived. I consider it an honor to be welcomed back to Acadiana with open arms and I hope to be your voice day-in and day-out as we speak to newsmakers every morning on “Acadiana’s Morning News”. So, thank you. Email Me: Rob@kpel965.com
Drilling Midland: Welcome To Midland
Workers have fled to the Permian Basin for reliable jobs in the land-based oil industry.
MAJOR TRAFFIC BACK UP AFTER CRASH ON I-10 WESTBOUND
Traffic backed-up to the Scott area.
LRA Acadiana Food and Wine Soiree On October 25th
You can try more than 140 wines and food from around the community.
Lafayette Featured In SNL ‘Liberal Lagniappe’ Sketch
AOC Community Media stands-out as host of fictional political roundtable.
LUS Takeover Proposal Released By Local Utilities Board
The written proposal has been kept under tight wraps for months.
Michael Upgraded To Hurricane Status In Gulf
Forecast tracks take it away from Acadiana toward Florida.
FACT CHECK: Drag Queen Story Time Petition Is Public Record
Ruling states that transparency is more important than privacy.
Marshal Brian Pope Convicted On 4 Counts Including Felony Perjury
The jury found him guilty of perjury and malfeasance in office.
Disney Cruises To Start Sailing From New Orleans
WWL-TV reports that six of the cruises will coincide with Mardi Gras.
1 Person Hospitalized After Crane Collapse On I-10 (UPDATED)
All lanes are open on I-10 West before Henderson. But congestion has reached approximately 2 miles before Butte La Rose.