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
OneAcadiana drops ‘Acadiana’ From New Campaign [BLOG]
New regional marketing push seems pretty obvious.
Louisiana’s ‘Cajun Navy’ Activates Volunteer Rescuers For Harvey
As soon as flood waters began to rise in the Houston area, volunteer rescuers joined the teams of law enforcement and Texas Task Force 1 officials. It brought back a ton of memories from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita here in Louisiana when the group later known as the "Cajun Navy" tr…
Governor John Bel Edwards: We Are Not Out Of The Woods
GOHSEP monitoring movement of remnants of Harvey.
Live Coverage From Houston TV Stations [LIVE VIDEO]
Historic flooding overtakes one of Texas' largest cities.
Woman Brings “Gift” To Reporter Covering Hurricane [VIDEO]
Are we sure she is not from Acadiana?
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LATEST – HURRICANE HARVEY UPDATE
Live video discussion.
Voluntary Evacuation Ordered In Lower Vermillion Parish
Order focuses on low-lying areas.
President Trump Changes US Strategy In Afghanistan [FULL SPEECH]
President Trump to add troops in Afghanistan as 13 year war rages on.
Acadiana Legend and TV Outdoorsman “Jimmy D” Has Died
Jimmy Davidson appeared on KATC's Good Morning Acadiana
BREAKING: Steve Bannon Removed From White House Role
News shocked the political world as Trump is criticized for Charlottesville comments.