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 the KPEL News brand 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 KPEL and the rest of your Townsquare Media Stations. 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
BRANDBUZZ: 6 Tips For Understanding SEO For Your Brand
Jaci Russo on Acadiana's Morning News
If You’ve Missed Cirque In Lafayette Before, Don’t Miss This One
Crystal wows the crowd of onlookers of all ages.
Visit the All-New KPEL965.com!
Your one-stop shop for local news, pictures, videos and podcasts of some of our most popular shows.
Tropical Storm Nate Forms In The Gulf, Forecast To Head North
Officials say the time to prepare is now.
Was The Las Vegas Shooter Planning To Escape?
Jessica Rosenthal reports from Las Vegas as the investigation continues into what happened leading up to the mass shooting on Sunday night.
Should LCG Pay For Slain Officer’s Survivors’ Insurance? | Wingin’ It Wednesday
It was a very lively discussion today on Wingin' It Wednesday. As Warren humorously said, "We flew with two wings today."
LPD Chief Toby Aguillard: “Our Officers Are Hurting”
The head of Lafayette Police on how his department is moving forward.
Letter To The Editor: We Need More Police Officers
Anonymous Lafayette Police Officer expresses his concerns for the city.
Help Available For Veterans Applying For Federal Aid
Reps from the VA in New Orleans are in Lafayette to help any veteran needing it.
Trump Addresses Nation After Las Vegas Shooting [FULL REMARKS]
More than 50 people are dead and 400 people are injured after a gunman fired upon a crowd at a country music festival in Las Vegas
Need To Know | October 2, 2017
Lafayette Police Officer Dead, Vegas Shooting Worst in U.S. History, LSU Student Remains Found
Family: Body Found Near LSU Is Missing Student
21-year-old Michael Nickelotte, Jr. had been last seen on September 18th.