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.
Herman Cain Dies After Month-Long Battle With Coronavirus
The former presidential candidate and long-time radio show host had been in the hospital in Atlanta.
Pioneering TV Host Regis Philbin Dead at 88
Long-time TV host, most famous for his morning show Live!, Regis Philbin has died at the age of 88.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AG Jeff Landry Urges Gov Edwards To Re-Open Hair Salons
A new letter says the request comes after a meeting he had with the Louisiana Board of Cosmetology.
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Released From Prison
It comes after US Attorney General William Barr issued a policy allowing it.
Louisiana Pastor On House Arrest Defies Law, Holds Church Again
The pastor is at the center of a religious rights fight with state officials who have banned large gatherings in response to COVID-19.
Edwards Likely To Cancel In-Person Classes Through School Year
An official proclamation is expected to be made in the coming days instructing districts how to proceed.
NASCAR Driver Suspended For Using Racial Slur During iRace
Driver Kyle Larson has apologized as sponsors weigh their options.
CAUGHT ON CAMERA: LA Legislator Changes His Votes
This video shows state representative Terry Brown confused about what his vote actually was and what he wants to change it to. You have to think this sort of thing is why people are so skeptical of the work getting done in Baton Rouge.