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.
Feel Good Friday: Communication Is Key
Crystal Berger joins us for a weekly segment of good vibes going into the weekend.
New Podcast Gives An Insider Look Into New Orleans Mardi Gras
'Behind The Beads' features everything from the history of Rex to New Orleans Superkrewes.
Lafayette Live: Guillory Wants You to Speak Out on Tax Districts
Ask your question live every week by calling (337) 232-1542.
Wingin’ It Wednesday | February 19, 2020
Stephen Handwerk from the Louisiana Democrat Party.
Trump Commutes Blagojevich Sentence, Pardons Others
Trump confirmed the news to reporters before departing for California.
Possible Injuries In School Bus Crash In Abbeville
Initial reports say there were 18 students on the bus at the time of the crash.
One Lane Closed In Lafayette After School Bus Crash
No injuries are reported in the crash that happened between Ambassador Caffery and Brothers Road.
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Download the KPEL News app for a chance to win a piece of Rob and Bernie.
Russo Explains the Impact of Coach Tony Robichaux After Statue Unveiling
The coach was remembered in an emotional ceremony at Russo Park this weekend.
New Orleans Health Coach Shares King Cake Protein Shake Recipe
This guilt-free recipe will start your day off right and satisfy your king cake craving.
Daytona 500 Grand Marshal President Trump Makes Grand Entrance
The day's festivities started with a stunning flyover by Air Force One.
Taste of Teurlings Fundraiser Set For Next Week in Lafayette
Few tickets remain as KPEL's Rob Kirkpatrick and Bernadette Lee will judge two events.