Lester Duhé

Lester Duhé

WAFB Reporter

Baton Rouge, La.

Lester Duhé joined 9News after working as a Reporter at KLFY in Lafayette covering a wide range of stories and breaking news, some which garnered national attention, including the St. Landry Parish Church arsons and a teacher being kicked out of a Vermilion Parish School Board meeting.

Duhé also worked at WWL-TV in New Orleans as a Desk Assistant while in college.

He graduated from Brother Martin High School and Loyola University New Orleans where he won numerous student journalism awards for writing and reporting as well as for the use of social media.

Lester’s family roots go back nine generations in South Louisiana ‒ in particular St. John the Baptist and Iberville Parishes ‒ giving him a distinctive familiarity with our wonderful culture, traditions and unique way of life.

When not working to bring you the stories and coverage you count on WAFB to provide, he’s always looking for new places to eat (suggestions gladly welcomed!) and enjoying all the great outdoor activities our area has to offer.

Lester is excited to be a part of the WAFB team, covering breaking news and big stories that affect you.

Contact Lester via email at lduhe@wafb.com.


  • Outstanding Electronic Media Graduate, Loyola School of Mass Communication, 2017
  • 1st Place, Best Use of Facebook, New Orleans Press Club, 2016


  • Loyola University New Orleans: Mass Communication, Journalism

Recent Articles by Lester

What’s next for St. George?

  EBR councilwoman proposes ordinance to limit how late construction crews can work

  Baton Rouge holds its annual Festival of Lights to ring in holiday season

  Santa learns sign language so children hard of hearing can tell him what they want for Christmas

  Denham Springs implementing new process to demolish blighted homes from 2016 flood

  EBR parents voice opinions on superintendent search; issue of St. George not at forefront of decision

  Hundreds flock to get piece of history from Tiger Stadium

  Joe Burrow Sports Illustrated issue is the hottest item in Baton Rouge on Black Friday

  Lines already forming at Baton Rouge stores ahead of Black Friday

  Shoppers checking things off their last-minute Thanksgiving Day lists

  Saints fans go viral after heartfelt Facebook post

  BRPD dealing with another busy weekend of shootings, some fatal; mayor and chief issue joint statement

  Police identify man shot, killed on Fairchild Street

  Tips to keep you and your family safe from the flu ahead of holiday season

  Woman alleges scammer tried taking $100 from debit card after pumping gas; BBB warns of ‘shimming’

  School board in Livingston Parish looking at more lenient cell phone policies for students

  Election Day is here, and both candidates for La. governor gave final message for voters

  West Feliciana parish president pushing to rededicate portion of existing sales tax dollars during election

  Thief takes package right off woman’s front porch in Mid City

  Some shelves empty at hardware store as people flock to grocery store to bear the cold weather

  Exclusive WAFB Poll: Most Louisiana voters oppose impeaching President Trump

  Grace Health and Rehab residents create GameDay of their own, and have a favorite LSU player

  Study ranks Baton Rouge among top 40 most dangerous cities in country

  Solution coming to West Feliciana brown water woes

  How does BTR airport compare to new MSY terminal?

  Attacks coming from both sides in final weeks of Louisiana Governor’s race

  Thousands flock to Bethany Church to hear Kanye West chronicle journey with religion at ‘Sunday Service’

  Residents blindsided by holes being dug in yards before Halloween night

  Police on high alert, patrolling streets and giving out candy on Halloween

Former LSU stars react to new NCAA endorsement rule