Blue Rolfes

News 10 Anchor Weekdays

Blue was born and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  A graduate of Lake Charles High School, Blue went on to attend the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana for two years, then transferred to Loyola University in New Orleans. While in college, Blue served as a congressional intern for then-Congressman John Breaux in Washington, DC and interned at WDSU-TV in New Orleans. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Loyola, she remained at WDSU as an associate producer.

In 1978, Blue moved to Lafayette and was employed by the Diocese of Lafayette Department of Communications. A year later, in February 1979, Blue began working for KLFY-TV as a General Assignments Reporter, then as Legislative Reporter and later as City Editor.

While reporting, Blue began producing and anchoring “Meet Your Neighbor” news segments, and soon after became producer of the 5, 6 &10 p.m. newscasts, and also became the co-anchor for “Eyewitness News” at 6pm and 10 p.m.

Now, as  co-anchor of “News10” at 5p.m., Blue provides weekly animal welfare segments alternating between efforts to find homes for abandoned animals in her “Adopt-A-Pet” reports and providing information on animal health to pet owners,  as well as anchoring Meet Your Neighbor at noon.  Her work with homeless animals has resulted in several additional family members, Katie and Lucy, two beautiful mixed-breed dogs who are former residents of the Lafayette Animal Shelter, along with Maverick, a Siberian Husky.  The newest canine member of the family is Cody, an Australian Shepherd Blue is currently fostering for the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF).   She is also serving as foster mom to Naomi, a Jack Russell Terrier rescued from the Vermilion Parish Pound by Animal Aid for the Vermilion Area.  Naomi will soon be headed to her”forever” home in Minnesota!  Blue also serves as co-host of TV 10’s annual MDA Telethon and is the mentor for the TV10-Dr. Pepper Teen Report team.

Blue has served Acadiana in various capacities, most notably as past president and campaign chair of United Way of Acadiana, which honored her with the “Cornerstone Award” for distinguished service.  Past volunteer activities include Executive Committee of the Junior League of Lafayette, the Lafayette Natural History Museum Association Board, and Faith House. Blue currently dedicates her time to Acadiana as a member of the Lafayette Education Foundation board, and also serves on the board of Friends of the Zoo of Acadiana and the SLEMCO Foundation.  She has been named Lafayette’s Outstanding Young Woman by the Lafayette Jaycees, and has received the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award from the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association. She has been voted “Best TV News Anchor” in the annual Times of Acadiana and Lifestyles Lafayette polls.  Blue has been honored with the “Distinguished Service” and “Lifetime Achievement” awards by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters.  In addition, Blue has received Associated Press awards for news and feature reporting, and is also a graduate of Leadership Lafayette III.

Blue resides in Lafayette and is married to Lafayette Chief Administrative Officer Dee Stanley. She is the mother of  three children, Louis, John and Katherine, and the proud grandmother of Caroline Elizabeth Rolfes and Molly Katherine Rolfes.

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