Kevin Foster

Kevin Foster

Digital Content Producer

Baton Rouge, La.

In his role as a digital content producer, Kevin Foster is an administrator for live streams, push alerts, the WAFB news, weather and sports apps, video rights and clearances, and reporter social media pages during afternoon, weekend, and nightside broadcast. Kevin writes local, national, breaking and viral news, and copy edits written reports, contributing to digital platforms.

"I love streaming and writing breaking news," he said. "In many cases I’m getting information for the first time, same as our audience. It forces me to stay on my toes and challenges me to improve my news gathering, because viewers are able to ask questions in real-time. I also enjoy being able to contribute digital, audio and video elements to support our amazing investigative team, the 9News Investigators."

Kevin’s early work includes reporting on politics, community affairs, and culture for publications in the city of in New Orleans. Additionally, while working for New Orleans Public Radio station, WWNO, Kevin served as producer on a number of radio broadcasts, podcasts, and live engagement-reporting events. One production was a storytelling event for which the signature components were that it was nomadic - no single event was held in the same location - and held in unconventional, non-performance spaces (empty lots, housing projects, grocery stores) within the New Orleans community. Those spaces were converted into venues.

You can email Kevin at kevinfoster@wafb.com.

Education:

  • Xavier University: Political Science with a minor in Mass Communication

Recent Articles by Kevin

Louisiana reports first vaping death

Family offering $1,000 reward in search for Welton ‘Wick’ Pierce

Over 630 cases of hep A now reported in La. outbreak, but numbers trending downwards

Anxiety, panic disorder medication recalled over potential foreign substance

Louisiana’s first ever Little League World Series champions honored at LSU match against Auburn

Over 1,000 Louisiana businesses permitted to sell CBD products

Trump to campaign in Louisiana Friday for Republican candidates for governor

DeQuincy man dies after being shot in the ankle in August

Recall on medication used to treat hypertension expanded

30 cases of severe lung disease due to vaping reported in Louisiana

Imelda wind gusts topple small planes at Baton Rouge airport

BBB: Voices of prominent politicians used in scams, robocalls

Massive 12-foot alligator seized in Louisiana, two men cited for hunting violations

Tiger fans celebrate first football game of the season

Three candidates in Louisiana governor’s race disqualified after failing to file tax returns

Third brand of animal treats recalled over Salmonella amid outbreak spanning 33 states

Louisiana’s first female governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco dies at 76

Over 460 cases of hepatitis A confirmed in Louisiana outbreak

Migraine medicine could lead to life-threatening infection; recall announced

HHS awards La. medical facilities part of $400 million to combat opioid crisis

Attorney files motion for Drake Davis’ probation to be revoked

Judge orders teen accused of causing fatal crash to be restored to competency

Deputies shave their heads to support colleague’s wife during cancer battle

Public cautioned not to interact with animals displaced by Barry

Two killed, 1 injured in ‘incident’ on Shell platform in Gulf of Mexico

Fired deputy, woman indicted on charges connected to filming of child rape; deputy pleads not guilty

Morganza Spillway opening delayed again, officials say

Louisiana’s Laine Hardy crowned next ‘American Idol’

La. cold case card deck could make comeback if new sponsor found

Nearly 700k children’s rockers sold since 2012 recalled after reports of deaths