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.
Home Furniture Project Will Feed 20,000 Children
The 'No Child Hungry' event aims to nourish kids in the US and abroad.
Tributes Pour In For Jeanette Picard, Wife Of Former Lafayette City Marshal
The couple was married for more than 70 years.
Acadiana’s Gleaux Run Set For Thanksgiving Eve
Time is running out, but registration is still open with Miles Perret Cancer Services.
Three Year Old Christmas Video Finds New Life Online
The video has been seen more than 11 million times.
Rep Steve Scalise Clashes With FOX’s Chris Wallace Over Impeachment
Scalise strongly defended President Trump amid public impeachment hearings.
Junior League Wants To Help Women ‘Find Their Fire’
Terri Broussard Williams is an award-winning lobbyist, philanthropist, and professional speaker.
New Lafayette City and Parish Councils Are Set
The two new councils are in place and members will be sworn in this coming January.
Mayor-President Candidates Tackle 3 Major Issues
We spent a full hour with Lafayette Mayor-President candidates Carlee Alm-Labar and Josh Guillory ahead of tomorrow's run-off election. We got through almost 30 questions, but we wanted to highlight a few of the most important exchanges. The topics of Flooding and Infrastructure, The Unified De…
Lafayette High Lockdown Lifted; Juvenile Arrested
UPDATE 10:41 am: According to LPSS, the lockdown has been lifted and a suspect is now in custody.
‘Stevie P.’ Is Done With The Saints/LSU Bye Week
The Cajuns had a big win for Homecoming versus Texas State, but ESPN 1420's Steve Peloquin is looking ahead to a big week of sports. He joined Acadiana's Morning News with his thoughts on what the San Francisco 49ers have in store for the Black and Gold...
Acadiana Food and Wine Soiree Set For Wednesday
Eat and drink for a good cause this week at the 3rd annual Acadiana Food and Wine Soiree. It's set to take place this Wednesday at the UL Student Union ballroom. Tickets are $50 and benefit the UL Hospitality Program along with ProStart programs...
Alm-LaBar and Guillory Agree To November 13th Prime Time Debate
NewsTalk 96.5 KPEL and KATC are teaming up to host the event leading up to the run-off election.