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

Louisiana sends tributes to Kobe Bryant after helicopter crash

  Suspect in custody after person found dead in vehicle; victim now identified

  4-day week, school closures among cost-cutting options to be discussed by Pointe Coupee school board at later date

  Good Samaritan cleans up vandalism at Sweet Olive Cemetery; BRPD investigating

  BBB: Be wary of scams while donating after fires in Australia

  Former LSU football players believe OBJ was ‘caught up in the moment’ after video shows him giving out cash

  Community, former employees react to closure of final Sammy’s Grill location

  Cointment responds to rumblings he’s looking to shrink number of parish employees

  Students involved in viral fights at Livonia High School may face expulsion

  ’Nothing is the same anymore’: Case of Independence double murder still haunts family one year later

NTSB releases preliminary report on plane crash in Lafayette that killed 5 people

  Coroner’s office investigator disciplined after missing bullet wound, releasing body to funeral home

  Tensions between US, Iran could impact prices at the pump

  Community reacts following arrest of alleged murderer in connection with deaths of 3 homeless people

  Vigils, memorials, services planned for victims of deadly Lafayette plane crash

  SHOWCASING LOUISIANA: Tin Roof Brewing Co. thriving in Baton Rouge

  BRPD: Cases of 3 homeless people shot, killed likely connected

  Man seen on camera stealing guns from car in Walker

  Meals, clothes, and more given out to less fortunate on Christmas by St. Vincent de Paul

  River Parishes hold annual lighting of the bonfires on the levee for Christmas Eve

  Shelter that rescued dogs involved in alleged fighting ring needs people to adopt to help with overcrowding

  Downtown Plaquemine business owners hopeful demolition of eyesore on Hwy. 1 sparks new life in city’s Historic District

  Family of man allegedly killed by off-duty Livingston Parish deputy speaks out

  Historic home in Amite County built in 1800s ravaged by tornado; emergency manager says worst damage he’s seen

  Hype surrounding Joe Burrow, Tigers reaches all-time high

  How will new USMCA trade deal affect La. farmers?

  Sterling family lawsuits against city-parish to go to court

  EBR councilwoman withdraws proposed ordinance to limit how late construction crews can work

  What’s next for St. George?

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