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
Governor Edwards Gives Speech In Lafayette [FULL SPEECH]
The speech, which has been titled "Our Louisiana" by Edwards, is going on at Earl K. Long Gym on the campus of UL Lafayette.
UL Lafayette President On Funding Concerns, Moving Forward
Budget woes are not stopping UL Lafayette from moving forward with new initiatives.
Lafayette Voters Will Decide On Three Tax Measures This Year
The sales tax re-apportionment would support the LPSO and LPD.
Drew Brees In Lafayette On Tuesday [Full Interview]
Bernadette Lee picks his brain about giving back, football and family.
Donald Trump, Kim Jong-Un Meeting Details Announced
Singapore will play host to the highly-anticipated meeting of the two leaders.
DEA Shuts Down Louisiana-Based Drug Wholesaler
Federal officials say the company failed to report large orders of opioids.
Arrest Made After ‘Stampede’ During Festival International
Police say a handful of kids attempted to cause panic among Festival fans.
18-Wheeler Oil Leak Expected To Cause Traffic Backups
Several crews are working to clean the spills along the roadway.
Voters Reject Library Tax Renewal [Election Results]
The next election is slated for November.
Festival Veteran Offers Top 5 Money-Saving Tips
Acclaimed Acadiana photographer Paul Kieu has some tips to keep your Festival experience from breaking the bank.