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

  ‘Vaccine tourists’ leaving Louisiana to get their doses in Mississippi

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

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

Local woman gets surprise visit on Thanksgiving, from man who’s now living with her late son’s heart

THE INVESTIGATORS: Baton Rouge protests against police brutality cost $900k in overtime pay for officers

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

  Teenage Chili’s hostess reportedly attacked by large group of women after trying to enforce COVID-19 guidelines

Mother happy to hold daughter again after coronavirus recovery

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

Woman, boyfriend each shot 5 times share details of domestic violence shooting

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