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

  How to check your voting precinct ahead of Election Day

  Long time sheriff in Pointe Coupee Parish facing a familiar challenger on Election Day

  Potential pension debt settled for St. George if incorporation passes, but questions about budget remain

  CAUGHT ON CAMERA: School system looks into bus driver filmed speeding down roadway

  Woman, boyfriend each shot 5 times share details of domestic violence shooting

  Parents Against Bullying meets to discuss recent events in EBR Parish schools

  Walk a Mile in Their Shoes event held to honor victims killed in domestic violence incidents

  Tiger fans preparing for early start to Saturday’s game

  Stats show Louisiana ranks high for deadly domestic violence cases each year

  Governor responds to POTUS attacks on Twitter; Republicans thank him for help

  Study could determine if regulations needed for short-term rentals in Baton Rouge

  Study ranks Louisiana in top 20 states for fentanyl-related deaths

  ‘Bear-y’ close encounter for one man in Erwinville

  LSU professors present financial findings for proposed city of St. George ahead of early voting

  Local noise ordinance adjusted at Metro Council meeting; BRPD will soon use decibel meters

  SHOWCASING LOUISIANA: Exploring one of the oldest homes in Baton Rouge, Magnolia Mound Plantation

  Questions arise about if candidate for Livingston Parish council actually lives in district

'That was supposed to be the best day for both of them, says sister of man who died during underwater proposal

  Zachary man who drowned during marriage proposal remembered by friend

  Livingston Chamber of Commerce hosts candidate forum in Walker

  Accused thief caught on video climbing through back window of Central home

  Local realtor weighs in on impact City of St. George would have on housing market

  LSU unveils Skip Bertman statue at Alex Box

  Pro-St. George folks defend proposed budget, no new taxes stance at town hall

  ’Everybody’s tired of the water’: Residents of Pecan Acres ready to resettle into new neighborhood

  Livingston officials dusting off old master plan to address critical issues facing parish

  ‘There are businesses Downtown that are going to suffer,’ says community members frustrated with aggressive panhandling in area

  LSU fans donate more than $40k to Georgia Southern fans who died in wreck

  Citizens rally for City of St. George, while opponents still looking for answers

  Organization knocking on doors to register people to vote, especially former inmates