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
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I-10 WB Closed Due To Tanker Crash
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It has to be several years old, but for some reason people are just finding it.
EatLafayette: Antoni’s Italian Cafe
Serving authentic Italian fare in the historic Oil Center.
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They are so close to their goal of $35,000 and you can help!
‘Deconsolidation’ Measure Will Go To Voters In December
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The move comes after he was urged to resign in a published open letter.
Vermilion Parish Superintendent Placed On Paid Leave
Former Vermilion School Board President Anthony Fontana has written an open letter to Superintendent Puyau asking for his resignation.
Southwest Airlines Says Goodbye To Iconic Onboard Snacks
The move comes as companies try to protect customers with peanut allergies.
All 12 Soccer Players And Their Coach Rescued In Thailand
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