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.
On Tuesday, Dec. 15, Louisiana State Superintendent of Education Dr. Cade Brumley sent a letter to the Louisiana Department of Health, urging them to make teachers a priority for getting the COVID-19 vaccine once health care workers and nursing home residents and staff are vaccinated.
Gov. John Bel Edwards held a news conference Thursday, Dec. 10 on the state’s response to rising COVID-19 cases and its plan to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Pfizer, which a U.S. government advisory panel endorsed less than an hour after the governor’s address.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council has approved a 3% pay raises for officers of the Baton Rouge Police Department. They also voted for the department to have four deputy chiefs instead of three.
The Louisiana Department of Health today adopted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recently updated guidance that allows people who may have been exposed to COVID-19 to shorten their quarantine period from 14 days to 10 days, or as few as 7 days with a negative test. The followi