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
Sisters Sell Lemonade To Clear Classmates’ School Lunch Debt
Two North Carolina girls are paying it forward and making sure some of their classmates aren't hit with a past-due school lunch bill before summer. Hailey and Hannah Hager have opened a lemonade stand to help offset more than $3,000 in school lunch debt at their elementary school in North …
Louisiana ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban nearing final passage
A proposal to ban abortions in Louisiana as early as six weeks of pregnancy is speeding toward legislative passage, one of several measures lawmakers are advancing to add new restrictions on the procedure.
Lockdown Lifted In New Iberia; 1 Man In Custody (UPDATED)
The lockdown has been lifted and the situation has been resolved.
Workers Run To Save Cars After Mississippi River Levee Breach
The water has been testing barriers throughout the spring flood season.
Roundabout Proposed For Robley and Southcity Pkwy In Lafayette
Plans will be discussed at a meeting on June 6th.
Judge Dismisses Petition For Lafayette Charter Re-Vote
The ruling came after a long day of testimony.
Vice President Mike Pence Speaks To Church Leaders (VIDEO)
Vice President Mike Pence speaks to church leaders and parishioners, expressing his admiration for their faith.
Rustic Renegade Offering Women-Only Concealed Carry Event
This 8 hour class for women to come together and ask questions in a relaxed environment.
Dine For The Diner To Support St. Joseph’s Diner All Day Today
Support the non-profit that serves 130,000 meals per year.
I-10 Down To One Lane In Breaux Bridge
The crash happened near mile marker 107.
Weapons, Products Containing THC Seized In Cajun Cannabis Raid
The CBD outlet just opened last weekend on 4/20.
Two Dead After Storm Rolls Through North Louisiana
The first storm damage was reported around 3:16 this morning.