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
Most Lafayette Passengers Flew To Dallas/Fort Worth In 2017
More than 411,000 passengers flew last year and most went to North Texas.
Suspect Tries To Flee After Crashing Into Crowley Business [VIDEO]
Exclusive video shows the suspect backing out of a giant hole in the side of the building.
Inaugural Krewe de Canailles Walking Parade Set For Friday [Video]
Organizers Paul Kieu and Hunter Hebert joined Acadiana's Morning News to talk about how it came about.
Crash Closes I-10 Westbound Near Jennings
DOTD says the backup is up to 2.5 miles in both directions.
Students Killed In Vermilion Parish Crash Identified
Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists that whether impaired by alcohol, drugs, or a combination of the two, the consequences of driving while impaired can be deadly.
I-10 West Now Open After 18-Wheeler Fire (UPDATED)
I-10 West is now OPEN, according to La. State Police.
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.