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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Surveillance footage shows the crash near Cajun Field in Lafayette.
I-12 Closed In Baton Rouge Due To Downed Power Lines
Traffic is being diverted as utility crews are not yet on the scene.
WATCH LIVE: Funeral Of Saints Owner, Businessman Tom Benson
Benson died last week due to complications of the flu. He was 90.
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The next Sweet Brown? A new viral video features another over-the-top witness to a crash.
I-10 Stopped EB & WB After Major Crash Near Scott Exit [VIDEO]
KPEL listener reports AirMed was on the scene during the rush hour commute.
Teams Sought For Acadiana Red Cross Scramble
Hit the links for the 2018 Acadiana Golf Classic at Oakbourne Country Club.
*****UPDATE*** Two Killed In Crash Near New Iberia Senior High
Victims have not yet been identified and students nearby were not injured.
Republic Facing Mounting Penalties Over Late Trash Pickup
Council Member Liz Webb Hebert explains why pickups have been delayed.
Lafayette Student Has Been Charged For School Threat
Administrators say the emergency plan was put into action following the threat.
Two People Shot On SELU Campus In Hammond
The incident happened shortly before 4 AM this morning.