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.
8 Signs You Are A ‘Type A’ Personality
Researchers have developed these traits over a period of years since a noted cardiologist tried to determine why certain patients had heart problems.
LDH: July 31st Louisiana COVID-19 UPDATE
The Louisiana Department of Health has issued its daily update for Friday, July 31st.
Lafayette Live: Guillory Explains Next Steps In Rec Center Debate, Budget
Lafayette Consolidated Government released four requests for proposals to have a third party fund and maintain their operation.
Supt Trosclair: Student and Teacher Safety Is Central To Back-To-School Plan
The district's new leader has been working non-stop since school ended to get kids back in the classroom.
GOP Plan: Workers To Get 70% Of Salary In New Unemployment Pay
Federal COVID-19 unemployment benefits are set to end this week and Mark Meadows says its replacement will only pay a portion of the previous salary.
Suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope Qualifies For Re-Election
Our partners at KATC examine the Louisiana Supreme Court ruling that makes it possible.
7 Simple Ways To Support Small Businesses
There are so many ways to support your favorite local business and many of them are free.
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.
LDH: June 28th Louisiana COVID-19 Update
The Louisiana Department of Health has issued its daily update for Sunday, June 28th.
CAJUNDOME Announces Change to Dueling Events Tonight in Lafayette
Masks are now required to be worn by every attendee. Much of the live music has been canceled.
Masks Now Mandatory At The Heymann Performing Arts Center
Mayor-President Josh Guillory made the announcement as Acadiana sees a large spike in new COVID-19 cases.