LAFAYETTE - A familiar voice in the morning is taking over a popular afternoon time slot on NewsTalk 96.5 KPEL. Bernadette Lee has covered news in Acadiana for more than 25 years and is ready to dig deeper into the stories that affect the community. UpClose with Bernadette Lee will premiere Monday at 2pm on KPEL. The show, which takes its name from her weekend interview show, will feature news, interviews and in-depth discussions about some of the biggest issues in Acadiana and across the nation. It will air until 4pm when Brandon Comeaux and Shannon Wilkerson take over with the afternoon drive talker "Offsides".

KPEL Brand Manager Rob Kirkpatrick made the announcement on Friday's live broadcast of Acadiana's Morning News. He said, "This is the perfect time in our history to have an insightful and informed conversation on the air in Acadiana. Bernie has played host to those conversations every morning since starting at KPEL in 1994 and will no doubt continue her long tradition of asking the questions that matter. We are lucky to have her at KPEL and we're happy she's taking on this expanded role with the station"

Bernadette Lee is a legend in the Acadiana broadcasting community having talked to every major newsmaker to serve our area since starting at KPEL in 1994. She is the recipient of several honors and awards from groups including the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters and the Associated Press. Currently, Bernadette co-hosts Acadiana's Morning News alongside Rob Kirkpatrick. She will continue as a contributor to that show.

You can listen to UpClose with Bernadette Lee live weekdays from 2-4pm on KPEL. The show will broadcast on-air, online and on the KPEL News App.

NewsTalk 96.5 KPEL is a Townsquare Media Station.

Enter your number to get our free mobile app

###