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.
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See the Big Easy at its best in these Netflix shows and movies.
Former UL President Dr. Ray Authement Dies At 91
Authement was the longest-serving university President in the nation at his retirement in 2008.
ANSWERED: Why did COVID-19 cases in Lafayette Parish drop?
LCG: There were duplicate test results which have been corrected.
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.
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Festival International Cancelled For This Spring
Organizers of Festival International de Louisiane announced Monday it has canceled the festival scheduled for this spring. In a letter sent to supporters by Executive Director Scott Feehan, a Fall date for a reschedule was not ruled out...
Gov Edwards Announces Closure of K-12 Schools Due To Coronavirus
The proclamation also bans any gatherings of more than 250 people.
Patty in the Parc Cancelled in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak
The safety and health of our guests, staff and the community is our top priority.
Patty In The Parc Makes ‘Best of Louisiana’ List
This year's big party is headlined by Sir Mix-A-Lot.
Saints Owner Gayle Benson Honored in Emotional Toast By Mardi Gras King
Benson was moved by the words about the impact she has made along with her late husband Tom Benson.