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 the 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.
Assange Lawyer Tells Court GOP Congressman Proposed Trump Deal
Assange is fighting efforts by the U.S. to extradite him to face an array of charges related to his work at WikiLeaks.
COX and Lafayette General Team Up To Create Smart Hospital
Telemedicine and online visits are at the center of the partnership that was announced today.
Lafayette Leads State In Census Reporting, State Lags Behind
81.9% of Louisiana households have responded so far.
Aerial Photos Show E. Broussard Roundabout Progress In Lafayette
The larger widening project has been underway since 2015 and is expected to be complete early next year.
Dr. Tina Stefanski Is Encouraged By Recent COVID-19 Numbers
Stefanski has been at the center of discussions about how to safely reopen schools and is watching case counts closely.
COVID-19 Top of Mind as LPSS Students Go Back to School
KPEL rides along as LPSS board Members Hannah Mason and Justin Centanni visit campuses on the first day of school.
Donate Water And Other Essentials Today For The Hardest-Hit Areas In SWLA
Townsquare Media of Lafayette has teamed up with Covenant UMC in Lafayette to stuff a truck full of essential items.
Good Samaritan Buys Generators, AC Units For Hurricane Laura Survivor
The man seemingly appeared out of nowhere and asked the woman to remember "the love of Jesus" during the recovery process.
Westbound I-10 Closed Due To Overturned 18-Wheeler
The crash happened around 4:15 this morning on the Atchafalaya Basin bridge.
I-10 Closed Due To Accident Near Louisiana Ave in Lafayette
Traffic delays extend several miles.
Acadia Parish Sheriff Issues New Curfew For Tonight
The areas of Morse, Estherwood and the unincorporated areas of Acadia parish west of Highway 13 will be under a curfew tonight.
President Trump Travels To Lake Charles To Survey Damage
The president is making the trip two days after the Category 4 storm slammed the Gulf Coast, leaving at least 14 dead and wreaking havoc with severe winds and flooding.
Meteorologist At Damaged Lake Charles Station Loses Home In Laura
Terry had been broadcasting from the station's Lake Charles studios as late as Wednesday morning.
Guillory: Damage Survey Underway In Lafayette, Curfew Possible
Last night's curfew that started at 8pm could be extended to tonight depending on how widespread the damage is.
Louisiana State Police Close I-10 Ahead Of Hurricane Laura
The interstate is closed from the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge all the way to the Texas border at the Sabine River.
Lafayette General Clinics Closed Due To Hurricane Laura
Three facilities in the affected area will be closed for patients on Thursday, August 26th.
Lafayette Parish Curfew Starts Wednesday Evening
It was announced by LCG late today.
LDH: August 25th Louisiana COVID-19 UPDATE
The Louisiana Department of Health has issued its daily update for Tuesday, August 25th.
DOTD Staging Equipment, Buses Ahead Of Hurricane Laura Landfall
Buses parked around Lafayette have fueled rumors about protesters in our area, but it's all for emergency evacuations.
Ask The Trooper: Safety First While Evacuating This Week
Safety is key and Louisiana State Police Trooper Thomas Gossen has some tips.