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 Townsquare Media's news brands in Lafayette 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 Townsquare Media. 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
Two Dead After Storm Rolls Through North Louisiana
The first storm damage was reported around 3:16 this morning.
Joe Biden Launches Long-Anticipated Run For President
Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday.
Judge Judy Has A New Hairstyle And The Internet Is ‘Shook’
The judge is setting the world on fire with her decision to wear a ponytail.
Donate Blood And Ride Free At Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival
Vitalant will be at Parc Hardy this Saturday.
Russia Investigation: Redacted Mueller Report Released
The final report was released today by US Attorney General William Barr.
AG Barr Answers Questions Ahead Of Mueller Report Release
The redacted report is due out today.
Louisiana To Offer Paid, On-The-Job Training For 3,000 High Schoolers
The program was approved by BESE board members today.
FLASHBACK: Gov Blanco Addresses UL Lafayette Graduates In 2017
She reflected on all parts of her life- both personal and political.
Suspect In Black Church Fires Charged With Hate Crimes
Prosecutors have now added hate crime charges against the white suspect in three recent arson fires that destroyed African American churches in Louisiana.
Diocese Of Lafayette Releases Names Of Credibly Accused Priests
The diocese is the latest in the state to release its list.