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
Marquis de Lafayette Cartoon Taking YouTube By Storm
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.
‘Deconsolidation’ Measure Will Go To Voters In December
Supporters of the measure say the main benefit is autonomy for the City of Lafayette.
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.
Acadiana 4th of July Events and Weather Cancellations
Will rain impact your plans for celebrating the 4th?
Dr. Bryan Maggard Breaks Down Partnership Announcement
Townsquare Media signed a 5-year deal with UL Lafayette and Learfield.
Governor Edwards Gives Speech In Lafayette [FULL SPEECH]
The speech, which has been titled "Our Louisiana" by Edwards, is going on at Earl K. Long Gym on the campus of UL Lafayette.
Donald Trump, Kim Jong-Un Meeting Details Announced
Singapore will play host to the highly-anticipated meeting of the two leaders.
Arrest Made After ‘Stampede’ During Festival International
Police say a handful of kids attempted to cause panic among Festival fans.
18-Wheeler Oil Leak Expected To Cause Traffic Backups
Several crews are working to clean the spills along the roadway.