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 the KPEL News brand 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 news with KATC in Acadiana, in Dallas with FOX 4’s “Good Day”, in Atlanta with CNN Newsource and now back in Lafayette with KPEL and the rest of your Townsquare Media Stations. I consider myself lucky to do what I love and raise my two little girls in Acadiana with my amazing wife Sarah. People often find it challenging to adequately describe what makes this area so great. Some people call it culture, community or try to quantify the level of ‘happiness’ in Acadiana, but I think it’s a little bit of all those things. People here have heart like no where else I have ever lived. I consider it an honor to be welcomed back to Acadiana with open arms and I hope to be your voice day-in and day-out as we speak to newsmakers every morning on “Acadiana’s Morning News”. So, thank you. Email Me: Rob@kpel965.com
JayCee Falcon | 13th Annual ‘jeep jaunt’ October 28th
Over the past 12 years, the 'jeep jaunt' has raised over $600,000 for the American Lung Association.
LAGCOE Leaving Lafayette After 63 Years
The move is being attributed to its need for more square footage to attract more vendors.
Two Dead In Early-Morning Acadia Parish Crash
Two high school students in the other vehicle only suffered moderate injuries.
Senator John McCain Dead At 81
The long-time lawmaker was battling an aggressive form of brain cancer.
EXCLUSIVE: Fraternity Behind Lafayette Drag Queen Event Speaks Out
Delta Lambda Phi is a social fraternity for the LGBTQ+ community at UL.
Internet Buzzing Over ‘Redneck Uber’
The video is shocking, but officers warn it is also illegal.
Economist: Lafayette Job Losses Leveling Off
The news is welcome in the area, but Scott warned about predictions.
I-10 WB Closed Due To Tanker Crash
For drivers headed west toward Lafayette, traffic is currently being diverted to US 190.
EatLafayette: Antoni’s Italian Cafe
Serving authentic Italian fare in the historic Oil Center.
LHS Band Needs Your Help Getting To NYC
They are so close to their goal of $35,000 and you can help!