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.
Home For The Holidays Tickets On Sale Now!
Early bird prize drawing is $1,000 cash.
Superdome Pressure Washer ‘Paints’ Tribute To Brees On Surgery Day
The multi-million dollar cleaning project turned heartwarming in recent days.
Bush Press Secretary Live Tweets 9/11 Attacks As They Happened
Ari Fleischer's meticulous notes memorialize the movements and actions of the President that day.
UPDATE: I-10 REOPENS
Louisiana State Police Troop I Spokesman Trooper Thomas Gossen tells KPEL News I-10 West has reopened.
UPDATE: Arrest Made; Troopers Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting In Rayne
Witnesses say shots were fired overnight near Kennedy Field.
Kathleen Blanco ‘Celebration of Life’ [WATCH LIVE]
The interfaith service is the first in a series of memorials planned for the former Governor.
Woman Rumored To Be Found Dead Is Alive, Calls Into Radio Show
Monique Dixon and her family have been getting calls and texts after rumors spread that she was dead.
Kathleen Blanco ‘Celebration of Life’ To Air Live On The Radio In Lafayette
NewsTalk 96.5 KPEL will air the memorial commercial-free on Thursday.
Glass Half Full: Youngsville Mayor Ken Ritter
The growth is real and we ventured into the sugar cane to talk about it. Very insightful conversation.
Former Blanco Press Secretary Remembers Her As Faithful, Kind And… A Prankster
She got to witness history as Blanco led the state through the earliest days of recovery.
Funeral Services Announced For Kathleen Blanco
There will be multiple events to honor the life of Former Governor Blanco.
VIDEO: Gov Edwards Remembers Kathleen Blanco
UL Lafayette President Joseph Savoie has also issued a tribute to Blanco.