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.
Mayor-President Candidate Series: Carlee Alm-Labar
The former Development Director for LCG says she wants to bring both political sides together.
Mayor-President Candidate Series: Simone Champagne
The current CAO thinks her experience in Youngsville would make her successful in Lafayette.
Mayor-President Candidate Series: Nancy Marcotte
The local business owner and real estate agent is focusing her campaign on drainage and jobs.
Whataburger Was Just Sold And It Could Mean More Louisiana Locations
The new majority owners say they want to grow 'immediately'.
Subscribe Today: Acadiana’s Morning News Podcast Is Here
Hear the best interviews and segments from Rob Kirkpatrick and Bernadette Lee on KPEL.
KPEL Candidate Series Starts Monday Morning
All 4 candidates for Mayor-President in Lafayette will be featured on Acadiana's Morning News.
Lafayette Attorney Responds To Secretary Of State In Lafayette Charter Case
McGoffin points out that Kyle Ardoin was not at any of the hearings.
Attorney Glenn Armentor Awards Pay It Forward Scholarships
The program was inspired by the person that helped him succeed almost 50 years ago.
Wingin’ It Wednesday | June 12, 2019
The Wingin' It Wednesday panelist Carol Ross joins us.
Glass Half Full: Jim Hummel + Marcelle Fontenot
From behind the anchor desk to talking about life in the KATC newsroom.
Enforcement Planned As Seatbelt Laws Set To Change In Louisiana
New, more specific laws are due to take effect on August 1st.
Viral Facebook Posts Spreading Message Acceptance During Pride Week
Cody Barlow says he wanted to drown out 'hatred with love'.