Lester Duhé

Lester Duhé

WAFB Reporter

Baton Rouge, La.

Lester Duhé is the Sunday evening anchor and nightside reporter for WAFB 9News.

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

Congressman Graves meets with president to discuss Louisiana’s infrastructure woes

Community gathers for vigil, looking for answers as to what happened to Kori Gauthier

La. lawmaker files bill making it potentially illegal to teach about racism & sexism

  Louisiana residents possibly getting stimulus payments before Easter

‘Your generosity could lead to a fatality:’ Mayor-President’s office warning the public of aggressive panhandlers with new signs

Louisiana State Police release new details behind arrests of four troopers

Could the return of college football video game pressure efforts for student-athletes to get paid?

Dr. Kanter clears up myths surrounding COVID-19 vaccines

President Biden’s climate change orders will impact Louisiana’s oil and gas industry

Advocates weigh in on pros and cons of proposed $15 minimum wage hike

Louisiana State Police makes history with 3 African-American employees in leadership positions

  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