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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Nominations Open For ‘First Responders Thank You Throw Down’
An elite group of 100 deserving winners will be chosen from a pool of local heroes.
Unknown Injuries In Crash Involving School Bus In Lafayette
It's unknown if the it's a Lafayette Parish school bus or where it was headed.
UPDATE: I-10 Eastbound Lanes Have Reopened
The accident is just past exit 109
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The company has set up temporary headquarters downtown.
Low-Cost Carrier Frontier Takes Flight At Lafayette Airport
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