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.
When LSU officials first announced the school was moving to an online format for the remainder of the semester due to the coronavirus outbreak, students were urged, if they could, to pack up their things and head home.
It’s a story WAFB first broke a little more than a week ago. The pastor at Life Tabernacle Church in Central continues to defy Governor John Bel Edwards’ stay-at-home order, along with his executive order limiting gatherings to no more than 50 people.
There’s still only one confirmed case of coronavirus in Ascension Parish as of Wednesday, March 18.However, 49 people were tested Wednesday for the first time at a drive-thru site at Our Lady of the Lake Ascension, otherwise known as St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales.
The pastor of a Louisiana church who says he believes the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is “politically motivated” defied government orders and welcomed hundreds of people into his church service Tuesday evening (March 17).
We’ll be losing an hour of sleep come Sunday, March 8 for Daylight Saving Time, and there have already been a few bills filed ahead of the state’s legislative session, which begins Monday, to keep Daylight Saving Time year round.
It’s called the Tripping Jump Challenge and it’s on TikTok. It’s where three people first jump up in unison, then on the second jump, when the person in the middle is jumping, the two people on the outside of that person kick their feet, causing them to fall backwards.
Picture this: you’re having the time of you’re life on a cruise to Cozumel, and as you get back to America, you have police waiting for you on the ship ready to arrest you for something you didn’t even come close to doing.