Lester Duhé

Lester Duhé

WAFB Reporter

Baton Rouge, La.

Lester Duhé is the Sunday evening anchor and nightside reporter for WAFB 9News.

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

  Streets in Plaquemine see high water after Tuesday’s rain event

  Congressman Graves meets with president to discuss Louisiana’s infrastructure woes

  Mayor-President Broome looking to rename City Hall Plaza in Downtown after Davis Rhorer

Community gathers for vigil, looking for answers as to what happened to Kori Gauthier

  With economy opening back up, La. and national businesses looking for employees

  Parents, teachers want more details about EBR early start date; town hall scheduled for next week

La. lawmaker files bill making it potentially illegal to teach about racism & sexism

  Have you received your stimulus payment yet? Attorney General warns of thieves stealing checks

  New business in Livingston Parish puts parish council in a frenzy to change old ordinance

  ‘Fix police union leadership.’ NAACP calls for BR Union of Police contract to end; Union representative and Mayor respond

  Metro Council approves last hurdle for old Cortana Mall to turn into new Amazon distribution center

  Capital Region voters could be key in 2nd Congressional District race this Saturday

  ‘Jump Start a Heart’ program hopes to save lives in West Feliciana Parish

  Vigil held in honor of Marquise Jones at Southern University

  Customers could see higher utility bills after Ice Storm in February

  Louisiana residents possibly getting stimulus payments before Easter

  Louisiana top doctors look back on early days of pandemic one year later

EBRSO: Two shot on Greenwell near Joor Road

  33 Louisiana Lawmakers send the governor a letter urging him to fully reopen Louisiana and end mask mandate

  EBR Metro Council approves rezoning for Cortana Mall

  Could a mass vaccination site be coming to your area soon?

EBR bars can now open at 50% capacity

  Good Samaritan saves 94-year-old Zachary man being attacked by group of vicious dogs

  Metro Council discusses Exxon ITEP, downtown parking woes, potential changes to home rule charter

  Mayor’s office making changes to signs warning of aggressive panhandlers, less than one day after WAFB report

  ‘Your generosity could lead to a fatality:’ Mayor-President’s office warning the public of aggressive panhandlers with new signs

  Prophetic Voices holds live debate for Congressional District 2 candidates

LPSO helicopter rolls before takeoff in St. Helena Parish

  District Attorney says suspect in Zachary homicide had restraining orders in place against him, long history of domestic abuse battery charges

  East Baton Rouge Parish School Board unanimously approves Exxon ITEP application