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
Home For The Holidays Tickets On Sale Now!
Early bird prize drawing is $1,000 cash.
Apple Unveils The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
Entry level price... $699
Hunters For The Hungry Coming Up In Acadiana
Clean out your freezers on October 8th.
Mark Levin Show: Trump Sides With Democrats [VIDEO]
Ben Shapiro filled in the THE GREAT ONE just after Trump struck a deal with democrats to extend debt ceiling talk for three months.
A Local Corgi Bakes A Cake… No, Really [VIDEO]
The elaborate birthday surprise from Lafayette's own Better Boot Productions.
AG Jeff Sessions Announces End To DACA Program
Obama-era protection for "dreamers" is ending.
OneAcadiana drops ‘Acadiana’ From New Campaign [BLOG]
New regional marketing push seems pretty obvious.
Texas Grocery Chain Lets Its Heart Show After Harvey
H-E-B has set up an emergency response center to help in recovery efforts.