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.
Good Samaritan Buys Generators, AC Units For Hurricane Laura Survivor
The man seemingly appeared out of nowhere and asked the woman to remember "the love of Jesus" during the recovery process.
Louisiana State Police Close I-10 Ahead Of Hurricane Laura
The interstate is closed from the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge all the way to the Texas border at the Sabine River.
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.
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.
Superdome To Shine In Mardi Gras Colors In Memory Of Blaine Kern
The man known as 'Mr. Mardi Gras' helped New Orleans Mardi Gras parades come to life since he was 20-years-old.
LSU Releases Updated Calendar, Ends In-Person Classes In November
The University says it comes down to preparing students for the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19.
NASCAR Drivers’ Emotional Show of Support For Bubba Wallace
The debate over racism in America is playing out in an unlikely place: the infield at NASCAR's Talladega Superspeedway.
The Best (and Easiest) Jambalaya To Feed A Crowd
It's a one-stop-shop. No need to create side dishes, because it's all in one dish.
Louisiana Now One Step Closer To ‘Year Round’ Daylight Saving Time
The bill will not take effect until Congress changes federal law concerning daylight saving time.
Edwards Vetoes Tort Reform Bill Aimed At Lowering Car Insurance Rates
The announcement was made late Friday along with several other vetoes.
LIST: Top 10 Deadliest Hurricanes To Strike Louisiana
A National Weather Service report recaps the lives claimed by hurricanes in our state.
Unemployment Rate Drops To 13% Surpassing Forecast
It comes after dire predictions that put unemployment numbers at up to 20% at the height of the COVID-19 response.