Lester Duhé is excited to be a part of the WAFB team as a nightside reporter, covering breaking news and big stories that affect you.
His 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.
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.
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!), hanging out with family and friends, and enjoying all the great outdoor activities our area has to offer.
Despite pleas from Governor John Bel Edwards and even the White House Coronavirus Task Force to keep Labor Day safe, videos from around the state show some big crowds with few people keeping their distance or wearing masks.
We are finally at the Labor Day weekend, but before you start your fun, officials from the state capital, all the way to the White House, want to make sure you stay COVID safe, so everyone can keep moving forward.
A district court judge has signed a ruling prohibiting Governor John Bel Edwards and his state agencies from taking any further action against the Firehouse BBQ restaurant until a hearing the week of Aug. 17.
A 17-year-old hostess at the Chili’s on Constitution Avenue was reportedly attacked by a group of more than 11 women after she told them they could not all sit together, per the restaurant’s COVID-19 social distancing policies.