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 Townsquare Media's news brands in Lafayette 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 the news with KATC in Acadiana, in Dallas with FOX 4’s “Good Day”, in Atlanta with CNN Newsource and now back in Lafayette with Townsquare Media. I consider myself lucky to do what I love and raise my two little girls in Acadiana with my amazing wife Sarah.
Louisiana Councilman Wants To Declare State Of Emergency Over Crime Stats
In the last 18 months, authorities have responded to 19 murders and 54 reports of rape.
Magazine Says Best Beignets Are Not In New Orleans, But In Baton Rouge
Coffee Call beignets "specifically a step up from the famous Cafe du Monde".
Say Goodbye To ‘Manholes’ As California City Goes Gender Neutral
A full list of words being eliminated is making its rounds online.
DOTD Warns Of Expected Road Closures
We are expecting more road closures as the storm makes its arrival in Acadiana.
Tropical Storm Barry Forms In The Gulf
Current wind speeds are sitting at 40 MPH and strengthening.
6 Tips To Keep Your Dogs Calm During July 4th Fireworks
Andrea "Pinky" Mire from Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Center breaks it down.
Explorers Lewis and Clark Ate Boudin With Frenchman In 1800’s
UL History Professor Bob Carikker tells us a story that none of us have ever heard.
Morganza spillway opening postponed to June 9th
Plans to open a Mississippi River spillway in Louisiana for the third time ever have been put off for four days because the river's rising more slowly than expected.
Sisters Sell Lemonade To Clear Classmates’ School Lunch Debt
Two North Carolina girls are paying it forward and making sure some of their classmates aren't hit with a past-due school lunch bill before summer. Hailey and Hannah Hager have opened a lemonade stand to help offset more than $3,000 in school lunch debt at their elementary school in North …
Two Dead After Storm Rolls Through North Louisiana
The first storm damage was reported around 3:16 this morning.
Judge Judy Has A New Hairstyle And The Internet Is ‘Shook’
The judge is setting the world on fire with her decision to wear a ponytail.
Louisiana To Offer Paid, On-The-Job Training For 3,000 High Schoolers
The program was approved by BESE board members today.