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 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. 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
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.
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Company leaders were on-hand in Anchorage for the big grand opening.
SNAP Benefits Back On Schedule For March
February payments were issued early due to the government shutdown.
Viral Video: Mom Punishes Her Dancing Son In The Best Way Possible
The boy was apparently doing the "floss" on school tables.
Snake Massages May Be The Worst Wellness Trend Ever [VIDEO]
Let's just hope this trend doesn't make it to Acadiana.
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Hands-down, chicken wings are my favorite party food. I don’t care if they’re hot, barbecue, garlic and parmesan, or plain and dry. These things are the bomb! The biggest problem is that they are not very healthy. Of course the best things in life (and on the dinner t…
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The Saints put together some of the biggest moments in the last year.
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Today is the first payday for workers that they will not get paid.
Ochsner Health Joins Fight Against Drug Shortage
It's one of 12 hospital goups who have teamed up for the effort.