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
Want to make an impression? Start at the airport. [OpEd]
We need to do better Lafayette.
Explosion Reported In Subway Station Near Times Square
Several subway lines have been evacuated.
Help CASA Kids In Acadiana
You can be the Christmas miracle for a lucky child in our area.
Report: Matt Lauer Exposed Himself At Work, On Assignment
Bombshell Variety Magazine report details allegation of sexual misconduct.
TODAY anchor Matt Lauer Fired For Sexual Misconduct
The newsman had been a fixture on the show for more than 20 years.
Sneak Peek: Noel Acadien au Village [VIDEO TOUR]
The annual display opens to the public on December 1st.
I-10 WB Closed, Traffic Detoured Near Henderson
A crash involving an 18-wheeler led to the overnight closure.
BEHIND THE SCENES: KPEL Live From Times Square
Rob Kirkpatrick hosted Acadiana's Morning News from high above New York City looking at the Hudson River, One World Trade and the Statue of Liberty.