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.
Three Phone Numbers To Keep Close During COVID-19 Outbreak
3-1-1, 2-11, and 9-1-1 are all functioning to keep you safe during this time.
LUS Reminds Customers ‘Don’t Flush Wipes’
Wipes get stuck in water systems that could lead to blockages in the system.
Senator Kennedy Makes Emotional Plea in Support of Stimulus Bill
The Senate is in a stand-off right now over a plan to provide help for working Americans.
UPDATE – Death Toll Reaches 20 In Louisiana Coronavirus Outbreak
More cases confirmed as test results come back in Acadiana.
Senator Kennedy is Hopeful for Coronavirus Treatment Soon
He says the federal government is spending billions of dollars for drug companies to find some form of treatment.
UPDATE: Lafayette Drive-Thru Locations For Screening, Not Testing
The initial site will be at the CAJUNDOME.
Report: Cyberattack Hits US Dept of Health and Human Services
Hackers appeared to be aimed at slowing down the agency's systems and the response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Lafayette General Announces New Visitor Policies, Safety Protocol
New safety measures implemented today as local, statewide and federal health officials work to stop the COVID-19 outbreak.
Trump, Business Leaders Show United Front on Coronavirus Response
An emphasis was put on speed in how testing and treatment protocols were developed and approved by the FDA.
Diocese of Lafayette Schools Will Follow Edwards Directive To Close
A letter was sent from the Bishop to parents today.