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

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

With economy opening back up, La. and national businesses looking for employees

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

  Have you received your stimulus payment yet? Attorney General warns of thieves stealing checks

  Louisiana residents possibly getting stimulus payments before Easter

Louisiana top doctors look back on early days of pandemic one year later

LPSO helicopter rolls before takeoff in St. Helena Parish

Louisiana State Police release new details behind arrests of four troopers

Nearly 105-year-old Baton Rouge woman gets second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

  Record gun sales reported in 2020, leaving low ammunition & gun supply at local shops

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

  La. lawmakers condemn chaos at nation’s Capitol

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

Morale getting higher in nursing homes, as doses of Moderna vaccine arriving in Louisiana before holidays

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

  Louisiana woman loses both parents to COVID-19, pneumonia days apart

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

Scary surveillance video shows same person repeatedly trying to break into homes in one area of Baton Rouge

Second battery case against OLOL doctor being investigated

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

Halloween to look a bit different amid pandemic, but there are still ways to do it as safely as possible

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’

Even a few Saints fans in Tiger Stadium could bring some boost to local economy

Baton Rouge, La. man accused of raping 12-year-old he met on social media

Judge: Governor must halt action against Firehouse BBQ

Baton Rouge teachers hold rally in protest of returning to campus amid COVID-19 pandemic

AG Landry calls statewide mask mandate, bar restrictions unconstitutional; Gov. Edwards says ‘put politics aside’