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
KPEL News To Air Barbara Bush Tribute Special On Friday
The Life and Death of Barbara Bush will be part of a special edition of Acadiana's Morning News.
Eat Fit Acadiana Expands In Our Area With Lafayette General
Restaurant offerings are certified lower in calories, fat and added sugar.
Remembering Barbara Bush – Wingin’ It Wednesday
The Wingin' It Wednesday panelists come together every week.
Gov Edwards’ Statement On Death Of Barbara Bush
This statement from the Louisiana’s Governor’s mansion.
Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dead At 92
The family announced this week that she would not be seeking additional medical attention.
Passenger In Critical Condition After Southwest Engine Explosion [LIVE VIDEO]
NYC to Dallas flight made an emergency landing in Philadelphia.
MARK POPE: Syria Strike: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly [OPINION]
News and Views with Mark Pope
TAX DAY: No More Late Hours, One Local Post Office Open After 5p
Tax day is today, so returns need to be postmarked by the end of the day today.
Was This The Worst Trip To The Grocery Store Ever? [VIDEO]
We witnessed what a typical errand is like during a Minnesota blizzard.
FIREARMS FRIDAY: Kel-Tec Rifle Recall
Caleb Morse from Barney's Police Supplies joins us every Friday.
Robideaux Report Was Focused On Diversifying The Economy
The annual event features a showcase of Lafayette culture and arts.
KENNEDY: I’m Seriously Considering A Run For Governor [EXCLUSIVE]
Our freshman Senator may be on his way home to Louisiana.