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.
When Governor John Bel Edwards was in the Oval Office Wednesday, April 29 meeting with President Donald Trump, the nation’s top infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said he’s optimistic about a new anti-viral drug which could treat COVID-19.
When LSU officials first announced the school was moving to an online format for the remainder of the semester due to the coronavirus outbreak, students were urged, if they could, to pack up their things and head home.
It’s a story WAFB first broke a little more than a week ago. The pastor at Life Tabernacle Church in Central continues to defy Governor John Bel Edwards’ stay-at-home order, along with his executive order limiting gatherings to no more than 50 people.
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.