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

Fans describe Saturday outside Tiger Stadium as ‘weird’ and ‘quiet’

LSU fans adapting to new ways to tailgate

La. sees fewest people hospitalized with COVID-19 since June

Gov. Edwards & Dr. Birx: Do not let your COVID-19 guard down this Labor Day weekend

Governor Edwards outlines what’s next in recovery process from destruction left by Hurricane Laura

  Teenage Chili’s hostess reportedly attacked by large group of women after trying to enforce COVID-19 guidelines

About 700 La. businesses have received at least 1 violation of COVID-19 restrictions since May

Ochsner Rheumatologist breaks down hydroxychloroquine amid national debate

  Woman who got mysterious seeds in the mail says she already planted them

  AG Landry calls statewide mask mandate, bar restrictions unconstitutional; Gov. Edwards says ‘put politics aside’

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

E Feliciana officials vote to keep Confederate statue outside courthouse

Senator asks for ban on school sports through fall

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

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

The Struggle of Living in South La. is Real: Brusly family finds large alligator right outside their front door

La. governor says he’s optimistic state will reach Phase 2 of reopening by early June

Push to neuter the stay-at-home order advances in state capitol

Experimental drug to treat COVID-19 could soon be available in Baton Rouge area

Former inmates deliver masks to prisons, jails across Louisiana

Governor believes game days will look different for LSU football season

Mother happy to hold daughter again after coronavirus recovery

Family celebrates woman’s 100th birthday with car parade

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?

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

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

Sports betting still not legal in La. as Super Bowl weekend approaches

Former LSU football players believe OBJ was ‘caught up in the moment’ after video shows him giving out cash