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
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It comes just weeks after the Star was fired for a racist tweet.
Trump Will Sign Executive Order To End Family Separation
The move comes after images and video of illegal immigrants in custody went viral this week.
Rob’s Unofficial, Unapproved Taste of EatLafayette Awards
He ranks his favorite dishes at the annual kick-off event.
Familiar Face Named Co-Anchor Of KATC’s Good Morning Acadiana
Congratulations Katie, from our radio family to you!
Attorney General Jeff Sessions On The Moon Griffon Show
He tackles issues of immigration and law enforcement before meetings in New Orleans on Monday.
St. Landry Priest Admits To Abuse, Turns Himself In
Attorneys say he admitted to providing the victim with alcohol before the sexual assault.
Do You Know This Couple Who ‘Dined and Dashed’
Pizza Village posted the images late Wednesday.
Giuliani Endorses Josh Guillory For Congress, Plans Lafayette Event
Tickets for the fundraiser top $2,500 per person.
KPEL Guests Remember Anthony Bourdain After Acadiana Trip
CNN confirmed early Friday (6/8) that Anthony Bourdain has passed away. He was 61.
Dr. Bryan Maggard Breaks Down Partnership Announcement
Townsquare Media signed a 5-year deal with UL Lafayette and Learfield.