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.
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.
American Airlines Stopping Service To 15 Cities Including Lake Charles
It comes as the requirements of CARES Act grants expire and layoffs can be made.
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.
Walmart Stores Nationwide To Require Masks Starting Next Week
According to a report from CNBC, Walmart and Sam's Club stores will require masks for entry starting on July 20th.
BESE Guidelines Provide Road Map For School Reopening
Numerous school districts in the state have delayed the start of school, but none of them in Acadiana at this time.
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.
BBC: Cheap, Widely-Available Drug Could Be Key To Fighting COVID-19
Dexamethason is a steroid that can improve fatal outcomes by as much as a third in seriously ill patients.
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.
Arrests Made After Protesters Dismantle Statue, Throw It Into MS River
Cantrell's statement went on to say, "The City of New Orleans rejects vandalism and the destruction of City property. It is unlawful."
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.
Louisiana Trooper Dies From His Injuries After Police Pursuit
Trooper George Baker was assisting Hammond Police who were chasing a suspect in the early-morning hours of May 20th.