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.
The East Baton Rouge Metro Council will soon discuss something that anyone who has been kept awake by construction work will want to hear. After lots of complaints about crews working well into the night, one Baton Rouge councilwoman is looking to put some strict times on when crews can work.
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It seems like everybody knows at least one person who’s sick right now, and with the holidays fast approaching, WAFB has got some tips to make sure you don’t get sick yourself, or pass those germs on to your loved ones.
WAFB’s 9News Alert Team has a warning for drivers ahead of the Thanksgiving travel rush. This comes after a viewer contacted the station, believing a scammer tried to spend hundreds of dollars using her debit card’s information immediately after she filled her car up with gas.
The impeachment debate is pretty much all over network television these days, however, the same folks that conducted WAFB’s exclusive poll on the governor’s race also asked voters about how they feel about potentially impeaching President Donald Trump.
Some neighbors in the Tara subdivision of Baton Rouge had a sort of noisy start to trick-or-treating. Folks there were frustrated after hearing AT&T sub-contractors allegedly dug huge holes in their yards, with no warning at all.