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.
Stevie P. Breaks Down The Saints Loss To The Rams
The game will be defined by Drew Brees' injury and another blown call.
Citizens For A New Louisiana, Executive Director Under Ethics Investigation
Citizens for a New Louisiana (formerly known as Lafayette Citizens Against Taxes) has come out against tax measures in recent years.
Subscribe Today: Acadiana’s Morning News Podcast For Thursday
Hear the best interviews and segments from Rob Kirkpatrick and Bernadette Lee on KPEL.
Bush Press Secretary Live Tweets 9/11 Attacks As They Happened
Ari Fleischer's meticulous notes memorialize the movements and actions of the President that day.
UPDATE: Trump, Bolton At Odds Over White House Resignation
It's seen as a surprising split with one someone who has been viewed as a loyal supporter of the President.
Stevie P. Breaks Down The Saints Win Over The Texans
The Saints defense had a less-than-stellar showing, but the offense made up for it in the second half.
Walmart Halts Sale Of Certain Ammunition, Bans Open Carry
The decision comes after shootings at two stores this summer.
House Candidate Series: Stuart Bishop, District 43
Bishop appeared as part of the KPEL Candidate Series.
House Candidate Series: Leslie Bourque, District 43
Bourque appeared as part of the KPEL Candidate Series.
Conque Pulls Budget Amendment Regarding 10% Council Pay Raise
Local politicos criticized the proposal as the city and parish grapple with unfunded priorities.
House Candidate Series: Jean-Paul Coussan, District 45
Coussan appeared as part of the KPEL Candidate Series.
UPDATE: I-10 REOPENS
Louisiana State Police Troop I Spokesman Trooper Thomas Gossen tells KPEL News I-10 West has reopened.