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

  Fans describe Saturday outside Tiger Stadium as ‘weird’ and ‘quiet’

  New Roads Triathlon Festival happening this weekend

  LSU fans adapting to new ways to tailgate

  Metro council approves tributary project to help reduce flooding in EBR Parish

  Bars in Iberville, St. Mary to reopen after meeting requirement of low coronavirus positivity rate

  La. sees fewest people hospitalized with COVID-19 since June

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Baton Rouge protests against police brutality cost $900k in overtime pay for officers

  Deal on tire shredder in EBR Parish falls through; councilman, mayor point fingers about who’s to blame

  High school football players begin contact drills

  Zachary boy undergoing cancer treatment gets surprise from Dreams Come True of Louisiana

  Could more activity during Labor Day weekend play into Gov. Edwards’ decision on Phase 3?

  Gov. Edwards & Dr. Birx: Do not let your COVID-19 guard down this Labor Day weekend

  Labor union group calls for LSU to suspend all in-person activities after spike of new COVID-19 cases

  Baton Rouge, La. man accused of raping 12-year-old he met on social media

  Baton Rouge Emergency Aid Coalition lends a helping hand to Hurricane Laura victims in SWLA

  Baker police looking to identify armed, masked home invasion suspect; victim recounts terrifying ordeal

  “We know how to act,” bar owner pleading for state officials to ease restrictions

  Governor Edwards outlines what’s next in recovery process from destruction left by Hurricane Laura

  Attorneys representing family of man shot, killed in Trader Joe’s parking lot speaking out

  Woman confronted by man in Trader Joe’s parking lot moments before he was shot speaks out; BRPD investigating

  SOURCE: Man shot, killed in Trader Joe’s parking lot was reportedly panhandling

  Wicker speaks exclusively to WAFB after La. Supreme Court rules she cannot run for mayor

  Judge rules crime-ridden complex in Tigerland is a ‘nuisance'

  Ascension Parish residents approve all 5 tax, bond renewals on recent ballot

  La. secretary of state releases emergency election plan

  Perkins Rowe movie theatre opens up for first time in months due to coronavirus

  White House Coronavirus Task Force member discusses rapid testing, when possible vaccine could be available

  Judge: Governor must halt action against Firehouse BBQ

  Dept. of Public Works says city-parish making progress on drainage projects

  Teenage Chili’s hostess reportedly attacked by large group of women after trying to enforce COVID-19 guidelines