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

  ‘Very fortunate’: LSU responds to false alarm security scare

  Central residents frustrated with slow debris removal after Barry; mayor working toward solution

  A MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE: 5-year-old with autism taken for bus ride to wrong school

  Tense Library Board of Control meeting over questionable past spending

  Liquor could soon be legal to buy in Town of Livingston

  Solutions to parking woes in downtown Baton Rouge could be on the way

  Packed auditorium in Walker as residents discuss drainage issues with City and Parish officials

  Backpacks given to students to honor Sadie Roberts-Joseph’s commitment to education

  Race for Ascension Parish President set, as Sheriff does not endorse his brother

  East Baton Rouge school officials ready for school year; police warn not to use phones in school zones

  National program taught in Baton Rouge on how to Stop the Bleed in emergency situations

  Baton Rouge Healing Circle looking to help victims of trauma through conversation

  BRPD looking to ‘Bridge the Gap’ with community during recruitment event