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.
Several players on the LSU football team, including starters, have tested positive for COVID-19 or are currently quarantining after potentially being exposed to someone with COVID-19, head coach Ed Orgeron announced during a news conference Monday, Nov. 9.
A Black trooper with the Louisiana State Police was on a break when his cellphone buzzed with an unusual voice message. It was from a white colleague, unaware his Apple Watch had recorded him, blurting out the Black trooper’s name followed by a searing racial slur.
A 17-year-old hostess at the Chili’s on Constitution Avenue was reportedly attacked by a group of more than 11 women after she told them they could not all sit together, per the restaurant’s COVID-19 social distancing policies.
The pastor of a Louisiana church who says he believes the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is “politically motivated” defied government orders and welcomed hundreds of people into his church service Tuesday evening (March 17).
We’ll be losing an hour of sleep come Sunday, March 8 for Daylight Saving Time, and there have already been a few bills filed ahead of the state’s legislative session, which begins Monday, to keep Daylight Saving Time year round.
It has been 60 years since LSU had a player win the Heisman Trophy. It was the legendary Tiger running back, Billy Cannon, of course. So the buzz among LSU fans has been at a whole new level for the past weeks in anticipation of Saturday night’s award presentation.