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
Lafayette’s Krewe de Canailles Is Back For Year Two
A new, improved route will bring the krewe past Parc Sans Souci.
President Trump Addresses The Nation On Border Security [VIDEO]
Watch the live feed below and listen live on NewsTalk 96.5 KPEL
President Trump’s Speech To Air Live On KPEL
He is widely expected to declare a national emergency.
FACT CHECK: 4,000 Terror Suspects Have Not Been Arrested At Border
According to State Dept, that data point is simply not true.
President Trump Says Shutdown Could Last A Year
Both sides called the meeting 'productive'.
‘Fly Through’ The New Lafayette Airport [VIDEO]
The new terminal will feature a 5th gate and more retail options inside.
Sandbag Locations Open For Lafayette Parish Residents (UPDATED)
The limit is three sandbags per exterior door.
WATCH LIVE: HOUSE VOTES ON LEADERSHIP
The first order of business is electing new leadership.
Check Current Road Closures Due To Flooding
DOTD has announced road closures in St. Martin Parish because of high water.
Youngsville Fire Cuts Back On Service To Unincorporated Areas
It comes down to funding from Lafayette Consolidated Government.
Mall Shooting Suspect Turns Himself In
He was placed under arrest late Wednesday evening.
Hospital Prices To Go Public By January 1st Deadline
The Federal deadline comes as part of a new policy from HHS.