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
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.
Explosion Reported In Subway Station Near Times Square
Several subway lines have been evacuated.
Help CASA Kids In Acadiana [Video]
You can be the Christmas miracle for a lucky child in our area.
Report: Matt Lauer Exposed Himself At Work, On Assignment
Bombshell Variety Magazine report details allegation of sexual misconduct.
TODAY anchor Matt Lauer Fired For Sexual Misconduct
The newsman had been a fixture on the show for more than 20 years.
Sneak Peek: Noel Acadien au Village [VIDEO TOUR]
The annual display opens to the public on December 1st.
Help Make 97.3 The Dawg Better! [UL Social Media Survey]
Fill out the survey for a chance to win $100.
Nominate Acadiana’s Best For Our First Responders Banquet
We want to salute the best police officers, firemen or EMS worker at the inaugural First Responders Banquet.