Lester Duhé

Lester Duhé

WAFB Reporter

Baton Rouge, La.

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.

Lester’s 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.

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!) and enjoying all the great outdoor activities our area has to offer.

Lester is excited to be a part of the WAFB team, covering breaking news and big stories that affect you.

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

COVID-19 ‘clusters’ at La. nursing homes

  La. governor says he has not put pressure on officials to stop gatherings at Central church; DA says matter still under investigation

  Some parents say LSU charged them move-out fee amid coronavirus pandemic

  Life Tabernacle in Central still holding service; neighbors worry virus will spread throughout city

  Why isn’t LDH tracking the number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 in Louisiana?

  Coronavirus lowering crawfish prices while seafood restaurants forced to adapt

  ‘Our trajectory is basically the same as what they had in Italy,’ Edwards says

  Coronavirus testing now available in Ascension Parish, but there’s a catch

  Baton Rouge area pastor defies governor, welcomes large gathering into church service

  Ascension business owners, local restaurants prepare for impact to bottom line

  LSU moving to online classes amid spread of coronavirus

  Gov. signs executive order declaring public health emergency

  Proposed new subdivision in Ascension Parish causing stir

  Students change study abroad, travel plans as spread of coronavirus continues

  A look inside the LDH facility that can test for the coronavirus

  List of charities accepting donations to help Tennessee tornado victims

  La. lawmakers file bills to keep Daylight Saving Time year round

  La. senator files bills to address alert systems after ExxonMobil refinery fire

  CORONAVIRUS: Debunking the myths

  Livingston Parish hopes to rectify issues with FEMA after 2016 flooding

  Baton Rouge doctors warn people to remain calm during coronavirus scare

  Revelers party on Bourbon Street to celebrate Mardi Gras

  Spanish Town parade rolls through Baton Rouge for 40th anniversary

  Revelers prepare for Baton Rouge’s Spanish Town parade

  Baton Rouge area stores running out of king cakes fast as Mardi Gras weekend approaches

  Woman says she was scammed while using job hunting website; BBB warns consumers

  Livingston Parish superintendent warns principals of viral challenge after student breaks arm

  Mardi Gras parades held Saturday in BR, Baker

  Accused thieves caught on camera walking out of business with merchandise

  Woman wrongly arrested by EBRSO after getting off cruise speaks out about the ordeal