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Longtime WAFB anchor and investigative reporter Paul Gates passed away peacefully at the age of 69.
Paul joined as a reporter at WAFB in March 1977 and served as the station's 5 p.m. news anchor beginning in 2001. His many investigative reports, titled "Paul Gates Investigates," uncovered corruption, pollution, and wrongdoing across Louisiana.
Paul passed away Tuesday, June 21 at 12:15 p.m. He was surrounded by his family.
The family released the following obituary Monday evening: