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.
As news broke that Kobe Bryant was suspected to be among 9 people killed in a plane crash Sunday, Jan. 26, athletes and other notable figures took to social media to express shock and share their condolences for the former NBA superstar.
It has been 60 years since LSU had a player win the Heisman Trophy. It was the legendary Tiger running back, Billy Cannon, of course. So the buzz among LSU fans has been at a whole new level for the past weeks in anticipation of Saturday night’s award presentation.
On Tuesday, Dec. 10, House Democrats agreed to finally back the new United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA), which was originally signed by President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto more than a year ago.
The East Baton Rouge Metro Council on Wednesday, Dec. 11 was set to discuss a proposed ordinance aimed at limiting construction after a certain time. Before that could happen, District 8 Councilwoman Denise Amoroso, who initially proposed the ordinance, withdrew it from consideration.