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

  Gov. Edwards says La. has more COVID-19 cases than ever before; not considering a statewide mask mandate

  Governor urging residents to take advantage of free COVID-19 testing

  EBR and Livingston Parish school leaders discuss tentative plans for fall semester

  BRPD trying to recruit amid protests, violent weekend in Baton Rouge

  E Feliciana Parish officials vote to keep Confederate statue outside courthouse

  E Feliciana officials vote to keep Confederate statue outside courthouse

E Feliciana Parish officials vote to keep Confederate statue outside courthouse

  Senator asks for ban on school sports through fall

  Fireworks stands still busy as customers plan smaller gatherings during pandemic

  Leaders of Baker, Central, Zachary say no mask mandates being issued at this time; attorney weighs in

  While some aren’t following the rules, many Baton Rouge bars taking pandemic seriously

  Baton Rouge doctors share thoughts about increased risk of COVID-19 for pregnant women

  Senate Committee on Education discusses how to safely reopen public schools in the fall

  Should wearing face masks in public be made mandatory in Baton Rouge?

  Some restaurants in Baton Rouge closing temporarily due to lack of staff

  Four EBR School Board members call on Connie Bernard to resign, will start recall petition

  Is Louisiana seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases? LDH doctor weighs in

  What will next school year look like as COVID-19 pandemic continues?

The Texas Club planning to host live music Saturday during Phase 2

  Ascension Parish council members look for ways to regulate new subdivisions being built

  Finalists for EBR Parish superintendent plead their case on why they should get the job

  A look at who’s running for mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish in 2020

  LSU grad killed after alleged domestic dispute; advocates speak out

  Livingston Parish, Central leaders urge residents to prepare now for possible landfall of Cristobal

  Peaceful protesters in Denham Springs call for unity while honoring life of George Floyd

  How Uber, Lyft drivers are keeping passengers safe during the pandemic

  Baton Rouge Union of Police puts up billboard advocating for higher pay for officers

  3 dead, 1 injured in what appears to be murder-suicide shooting in St. Helena Parish

  OLOL specialist talks treatments for COVID-19, possible vaccine

  Doctors encourage safety over Memorial Day weekend