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

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

Interviews postponed after several LSU players test positive for COVID-19

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’

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

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

  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

Senator asks for ban on school sports through fall

LSU grad killed after alleged domestic dispute; advocates speak out

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

La. moving to Phase 1 - What’s reopening?

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

La. governor says details coming soon about moving state to phase 1 of reopening; masks in public may be option

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

Baton Rouge area pastor defies governor, welcomes large gathering into church service

LSU moving to online classes amid spread of coronavirus

Gov. signs executive order declaring public health emergency

La. lawmakers file bills to keep Daylight Saving Time year round

NTSB releases preliminary report on plane crash in Lafayette that killed 5 people

Hype surrounding Joe Burrow, Tigers reaches all-time high

Saints fans go viral after heartfelt Facebook post

LSU unveils Skip Bertman statue at Alex Box

Tiger fans set up early, excited for upcoming football season

  ‘Very fortunate’: LSU responds to false alarm security scare