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
Rayne Man Wounded In Afternoon Shooting
The victim's identity and current condition have not been released.
ACLU Sues Library Over Drag Queen Ban
Residents say the ban violates the first amendments.
First Responder Event Honorees Announced [FULL LIST]
We are happy to honor 60 First Responders in Acadiana.
Reddit Users List ‘Life Saving’ Tips To Live By
What would your tip be?
UPDATE: Person Identified; Body Found In The Vermilion River Near Lafayette Airport
The Sheriff's Office has not yet released the identity of the body.
Surprising Facts and a Familiar Name At The 9/11 Memorial
One name etched into the memorial caught us all off guard.
Multi-Car Crash Brings I-10 To A Standstill
Traffic backup extends for more than a mile.
Online Tool Helps Parents Guide Kids On Social Media
Lafayette-based Russo is at the forefront of meaningful online training.
US starts to withdraw troops from Trump border mission
About 2,200 of the active duty troops will be pulled out before the holidays.
Deployed Soldier Wishes Family In Lafayette Merry Christmas
Senior Master Sgt. Brian West says WHO DAT and Geaux Cajuns.
Ambassador Closed Due To Possible HAZMAT Spill
Ambassador Caffrey is closed in Lafayette and traffic is being diverted after a big rig truck was involved in a crash. It happened near the intersection of Ambassador Caffery Parkway and Dulles Drive. Police are waiting for HAZMAT to clear the scene before the roadway will be reopened...
Report: Breaux Bridge Prep School Falsified College Applications
The New York Times blows the lid off the alleged scheme.