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
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18-Wheeler Oil Leak Expected To Cause Traffic Backups
Several crews are working to clean the spills along the roadway.
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The next election is slated for November.
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Surveillance footage shows the crash near Cajun Field in Lafayette.
Seize The Deal Spring Auction Is Underway
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TAX DAY: No More Late Hours, One Local Post Office Open After 5p
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NYC to Dallas flight made an emergency landing in Philadelphia.
KENNEDY: I’m Seriously Considering A Run For Governor [EXCLUSIVE]
Our freshman Senator may be on his way home to Louisiana.
Lafayette Food Junkie Takes On “VietCajun” Crawfish
The delicacy is popular in other cities, but has been slow to catch on in Louisiana.
I-12 Closed In Baton Rouge Due To Downed Power Lines
Traffic is being diverted as utility crews are not yet on the scene.