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

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’

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

Senate Committee on Education discusses how to safely reopen public schools in the fall

Four EBR School Board members call on Connie Bernard to resign, will start recall petition

Is Louisiana seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases? LDH doctor weighs in

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

When you should expect your coronavirus stimulus check

Woman who has taken hydroxychloroquine since ’08 worries about supply after many think it can help treat coronavirus

Why isn’t LDH tracking the number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 in Louisiana?

  ‘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

Gov. signs executive order declaring public health emergency

List of charities accepting donations to help Tennessee tornado victims

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

Zachary Councilman Lael Montgomery holds rally to call for resignation of principal following teacher arrest

Louisiana sends tributes to Kobe Bryant after helicopter crash

Former LSU football players believe OBJ was ‘caught up in the moment’ after video shows him giving out cash

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

Vigils, memorials, services planned for victims of deadly Lafayette plane crash

Hype surrounding Joe Burrow, Tigers reaches all-time high

Hundreds flock to get piece of history from Tiger Stadium

Joe Burrow Sports Illustrated issue is the hottest item in Baton Rouge on Black Friday

Saints fans go viral after heartfelt Facebook post

Tips to keep you and your family safe from the flu ahead of holiday season

Election Day is here, and both candidates for La. governor gave final message for voters

Exclusive WAFB Poll: Most Louisiana voters oppose impeaching President Trump