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
Vermilion Parish School Board President Speaks Out
Anthony Fontana was central to the incident that happened inside Vermilion Parish school board chambers.
Lockdown Lifted At Katherine Drexel Elementary (UPDATE)
Man was reported with a gun on campus.
Independent Parade Registration Fee Reduced For 2018
Registration is now open with a big cut on registration feeds.
State Fire Marshal Issues Emergency Warning
State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says there has been an increase in fire fatalities in the state in the last couple of weeks.
Pay It Forward Campaign Rolls On At United Blood Services
Give the gift of life this holiday season.
Papa John’s CEO Steps Down Weeks After NFL Comments
The move comes weeks after John Schnatter blamed the company's association with the NFL hurt profits.
This Gumbo Dip Recipe Still Looks Worse Than “Disney Gumbo”
It just looks like vegetables, shrimp, seasoning and cream cheese all mixed together
Westgate Road Christmas Display – Still One Of Our Favorites
This display set to the sounds of Michael Jackson's 'Beat It' is still impressive.
Get In The Spirit At Zoosiana Safari of Lights! [Video]
The Christmas lights go as far as the eyes can see and you may even see an animal or two!
Want to make an impression? Start at the airport. [OpEd]
We need to do better Lafayette.