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.
On Wednesday, Oct. 9, the East Baton Parish Metro Council approved an agreement to determine how St. George would pay its share of the city-parish’s pension debt if voters agree to incorporate on Election Day, Saturday, Oct. 12.
Governor John Bel Edwards is responding after the president tweeted out several statements, encouraging people to vote Republican, and telling people their 2nd Amendment rights are at stake in the Louisiana governor's race.
Cities all across the country, including New Orleans, are taking advantage of short-term rentals like airbnb, Flip Key, and HomeToGo. In Baton Rouge however, people can rent a home or apartment for the night without any trouble or regulations, but that could be changing soon.
LSU fans are known for their passion, and sometimes for having too much of it. But now, many are seeing how giving Tiger fans can be, after coming together to help the family of two Georgia Southern fans who died in a car accident on their way home from the season opener in Baton Rouge.