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.
Rise of Anxiety and Depression During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Licensed Professional Counselor Hannah Comeaux talks about coping during Coronavirus.
ANSWERED: Why did COVID-19 cases in Lafayette Parish drop?
LCG: There were duplicate test results which have been corrected.
What’s Your Business: Tim Metcalf from Deano’s
KPEL's Rob Kirkpatrick and Bernadette Lee want to know what restaurants are doing to keep their doors open during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Virtual Teacher ‘Ms. Jamie’ Is The Answer To Your Prayers
These lessons are quick, but valuable for the youngest learners in your family.
Stefanski: Don’t Self-Medicate With Unproven Anti-Malaria Drug
Calls to public health offices include questions about where to get the drug touted by President Trump.
House Passes $2.2T Rescue Package, Rushes It To Trump
The House approved the sweeping measure by a voice vote.
Nearly 3.3 Million People Filed For Unemployment Last Week
It's nearly five times the previous record set in 1982.
Lafayette Coronavirus Cases On The Rise, Local Officials Respond
Ask your question live every week by calling (337) 232-1542.
GOOD NEWS: Grab-And-Go Lunch Was Exactly The Outing We Needed
We were met by a smiling face and a much-needed hot slice of normalcy.
LUS Reminds Customers ‘Don’t Flush Wipes’
Wipes get stuck in water systems that could lead to blockages in the system.
Japan’s PM Says Olympics Committee Agrees Games Should Be Postponed
The IOC had said it would make a decision on the Tokyo Games over the next four weeks.
Rep. Mike Johnson Says Federal Assistance Will Be Approved
As the US Senate negotiates a massive relief bill for Americans, members of the House standby encouraged to approve something.