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.
Officer-Involved Shooting Being Investigated in Lafayette
It happened after a short chase that ended near a business on East Pont des Mouton.
EXCLUSIVE: AG Jeff Landry Says Mask Mandate Has Issues, Gov Responds
Landry called into UpClose with Bernadette Lee to explain his position.
Walmart Stores Nationwide To Require Masks Starting Next Week
According to a report from CNBC, Walmart and Sam's Club stores will require masks for entry starting on July 20th.
BESE Guidelines Provide Road Map For School Reopening
Numerous school districts in the state have delayed the start of school, but none of them in Acadiana at this time.
Kelly Preston, Actor and Wife of John Travolta, Dies at 57
Travolta said in an Instagram post that his wife of 28 years died after a two-year battle with breast cancer.
Lafayette Parish Presidential Primary Results
There are 28 different offices that will be filled by this weekend's elections.
State Teachers Union Wants Everyone To Be Masked In Schools
LFT President Larry Carter says they’ve polled nearly 13,000 of their members and one issue stands out.
Lafayette Live: Guillory Following Gov’s Lead On Mask Mandate
Ask your question live every week by calling (337) 232-1542.
ANSWERED: Is Every Positive COVID-19 Test Counted As A New Case?
Dr. Tina Stefanski says the daily lists are checked for the duplication of data including names.
Red’s Nursery Worker Tests Positive For COVID19, Parents Notified
Owner Red Lerille says the facility has continued sanitation practices at the Lafayette facility.