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

Gen. Honoré, known for post-Katrina efforts, tapped for ‘immediate’ security review of U.S. Capitol

  La. lawmakers condemn chaos at nation’s Capitol

La. will stay in modified Phase 2 for another 21 days

Medical experts and governor participate in roundtable to explain vaccine rollout, what’s next across Louisiana

State Superintendent of Education urges teachers get priority for COVID-19 vaccine

Gov. Edwards outlines who will get vaccine first, as panel recommends use of Pfizer vaccine

LDH adopts CDC’s new quarantine period

Gov. John Bel Edwards explains maskless photo

  Local woman gets surprise visit on Thanksgiving, from man who’s now living with her late son’s heart

Gov. Edwards hopeful some in La. could receive dose of COVID-19 vaccine before end of the year

LSU students protest, call for action in light of sexual misconduct allegations

Second battery case against OLOL doctor being investigated

Report: Use of slurs not ‘isolated’ at Louisiana State Police

Superintendent Col. Kevin Reeves retires from Louisiana State Police, Gov. Edwards announces

La. lawmakers sign petition to end COVID-19 restrictions; Gov. Edwards calls move ‘reckless, irresponsible, and unconscionable’

‘I am broken to pieces’: Mother of 2-year-old killed in recent shooting speaks out about tragedy

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