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.
Magazine Says Best Beignets Are Not In New Orleans, But In Baton Rouge
Coffee Call beignets "specifically a step up from the famous Cafe du Monde".
Say Goodbye To ‘Manholes’ As California City Goes Gender Neutral
A full list of words being eliminated is making its rounds online.
‘The Squad’ Speaks Out On CBS This Morning, Trump Doubles Down
Social media users maintain this fight is the fringe of both parties facing-off on the issue of race.
Vermilion Superintendent Speaks Out After Latest Legal Win
A State District Judge has granted a preliminary injunction in the ongoing battle between the Vermilion Parish School Board and Superintendent Jerome Puyau.
Tech Expert: FaceApp Developer Collecting Personal Biometric Information
Photos could have security implications in uses such as facial recognition technology.
EatLafayette: Little River Inn
The restaurant is truly a labor of love for owners Lori and Richard Hurst.
‘Dog’ Gives Emotional Eulogy At Memorial Service For Beth Chapman
The words are gut-wrenching but showed the open wounds of a mourning husband.
Dashcam Video Catches Final Moments Before Dallas Plane Crash
Moments after take-off, the plane can be seen rolling toward the left and crashing into a hanger.
Subscribe Today: Acadiana’s Morning News Podcast For Tuesday
Hear the best interviews and segments from Rob Kirkpatrick and Bernadette Lee on KPEL.
New Documentary Details The Rise Of The Hub City
Director Javier Ortiz Pereyra invites viewers to 'Travel through the heart of Acadiana'.
Youngsville Mayor Sets The Record Straight About Flooding During Barry
Estimates he's seeing is that parts of the city got about 9 inches of rainfall.
Day 2: Tropical Storm Barry, Heavy Rain In The Forecast
Tropical bands continue to drop heavy rain coastal parts of the state.