Lester Duhé

Lester Duhé

WAFB Reporter

Baton Rouge, La.

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.

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

  Sito Narcisse selected as new EBR Schools superintendent

  Bar owners push for relief from Port Allen City Council

Ascension Parish President lays out proposed drainage master plan

  CAUGHT ON CAMERA: One arrested after video shows man punched outside business

  Crawfish season starting early for some restaurants in south Louisiana

  Local social media expert weighs in on Trump’s Facebook ban

  La. lawmakers condemn chaos at nation’s Capitol

  As coronavirus cases surge, flu numbers lowest they’ve been in years during this point of season

  Frustration grows over vaccine rollout, as many are hopeful their loved ones make pharmacy waiting list

BRPD responds to shooting on Jefferson Avenue

LPSO responds to shooting that leaves one injured

  Vehicles burglarized in Livingston Parish neighborhood

  Space heater may have caused house fire on Melrose Blvd

  ’Christmas Eve is like Super Bowl Sunday’ - Baton Rouge area pastors expect less crowds this Christmas season, providing online options

  La. will stay in modified Phase 2 for another 21 days

  Morale getting higher in nursing homes, as doses of Moderna vaccine arriving in Louisiana before holidays

  Medical experts and governor participate in roundtable to explain vaccine rollout, what’s next across Louisiana

  Group pushing Congress to provide federal dollars to restaurants and small businesses across Louisiana

  Louisiana woman loses both parents to COVID-19, pneumonia days apart

  State Superintendent of Education urges teachers get priority for COVID-19 vaccine

  Mayor Broome Announces 2021 MOVEBR Projects

Iberville schools outline close of 2020 plan and next school year

  Southern University graduates push through pandemic, ready for real world in 2021

  Gov. Edwards outlines who will get vaccine first, as panel recommends use of Pfizer vaccine

  Can employers require coronavirus vaccines? Local attorney weighs in

  Metro Council approves pay raises for Baton Rouge Police Department

Livingston Parish Assessor Jeffrey Taylor named Assessor of the Year

  LDH adopts CDC’s new quarantine period

  Broome, Carter make final pleas to voters in final Baton Rouge mayoral debate on WAFB-TV

  Gov. John Bel Edwards explains maskless photo