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.
It's been more than a month since Hurricane Barry hit Louisiana, and if you still have debris or tree limbs in the front of your home, you're not alone. It’s been a slow pickup process for many living in East Baton Rouge Parish and the folks who live in Central.
It’s a parent’s worst nightmare. Imagine dropping your child off at the bus stop, see them physically get on the bus, yet they don’t make it to school. That was was the case for one Baton Rouge mother, who says school officials lost track of her 5-year-old son.
Summer vacation is over and school is back in session. West Baton Rouge Parish students returned to campus Wednesday, Aug. 7, and East Baton Rouge, Ascension, and Pointe Coupee parishes head back Thursday, Aug. 8.