In the summer of 2011, I accepted a position as a part-time reporter at KPEL. Since that time, I have covered all the major stories, including the disappearance and subsequent murder investigation of UL anthropology student Mickey Shunick, the approach and effects of Hurricane Isaac, and the 2012 Presidential election, with extensive reporting from Rick Santorum’s campaign rally in Lafayette. In December of 2013, I took over as KPEL's Brand Manager and Program Director. KPEL has grown a lot, and I hope to continue to guide that growth in the years to come.
Lafayette Parish Schools To Close Thursday
Lafayette School System Superintendent Dr. Pat Cooper announced Wednesday afternoon that parish public schools will remain closed Thursday.
UPDATE – Curfews Implemented By Acadiana Parishes For Wednesday Night
With the accumulation of ice and snow in portions of Acadiana, some authorities have issued curfews to preserve the safety of resident.
City-Parish President Joey Durel Declares State Of Emergency
Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel declared announced a state of emergency Monday afternoon in preparation for Winter Storm Leon.
Acadiana Schools To Close Again For Wintry Weather
For the second week in a row, schools in Acadiana will close because of expected wintry weather.
School Systems Announce Closures For Friday
With the possibility of some wintry weather tonight into tomorrow, at least one school system has announced it will close down for tomorrow.
Lafayette Police Investigating Bank Robbery
Few details are known at this time about a bank robbery in Lafayette.
Lafayette Police Release Sketch Of Possible Suspect In Acadiana Mall Sexual Assault
Lafayette Police have released a sketch of a man they believe is responsible for an alleged sexual assault in the parking lot of the Acadiana Mall.
Arctic Weather Causing A Few Acadiana School Closures
The freezing winter weather is causing headaches across Acadiana, and now we're starting to get reports of school closures.
10 Headlines That Captured The Attention Of Lafayette In 2013
As people around the world get ready to ring in 2014, we here at KPEL thought it would be a good idea to take a look back at some of the most important stories (by our estimation anyway) that we covered in 2013.
Blue Dog Artist George Rodrigue Dies
George Rodrigue, the acclaimed artist best known for his paintings of Blue Dog, has reportedly died.