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
The Case For ‘Tipping’ Flight Attendants #DadLife
It's a good day to make someone's day.
Unknown Injuries In Crash Involving School Bus In Lafayette
It's unknown if the it's a Lafayette Parish school bus or where it was headed.
UPDATE: I-10 Eastbound Lanes Have Reopened
The accident is just past exit 109
Optimistic? NextGen Is Everywhere You Look
The company has set up temporary headquarters downtown.
Wingin’ It Wednesday | October 24, 2018
The Wingin' It Wednesday panelists come together every week.
Low-Cost Carrier Frontier Takes Flight At Lafayette Airport
Flights start at $20 and will initially serve Denver and Orlando.
DRILLING MIDLAND: There’s No Place Like Home
Ralph McIngvale can't build units fast enough to keep up with the demand.
Gumbo Alternative: Grammie’s Chicken And Dumplings
If you need a break from the Louisiana favorite, try this family favorite.
THE VERDICT IS IN: Rob’s Wave Shirt
Rob’s new shirt set off a big debate at the KPEL studios.
LDH Hosting Mass Vaccination Exercise
With flu season starting soon, the Louisiana Health Department is holding flu vaccine clinics, including one in Lafayette on Thursday.
OVER THE MOON: LSU versus ‘The Cheaters’ [VIDEO]
He's long held that everyone puts way too much into the storied rivalry.
Mega Millions Jackpot Hits Record $1 Billion
Local lottery retailers are seeing an increase in traffic as the two huge lottery drawings get closer.