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

L’Auberge to lay off 161 at Baton Rouge location, 441 in Lake Charles

Hand sanitizer sold in La. contains undeclared methanol

Pelicans’ Zion Williamson encourages Louisianans to ‘stay safe and wear your mask’ in new video

Spot phony COVID-19 antibody tests? Report the distributor to the FBI

American Idol Laine Hardy tests positive for COVID-19

La. adopts daylight saving time year-round, pending federal approval

Throwing water on officers becomes a crime in La.

Louisiana vagrancy law repealed

LSU grad killed after alleged domestic dispute; advocates speak out

Attempt to block Siegen Lane causes stalemate between marchers, law enforcement

La. state trooper dies of injuries, marking first LSP line of duty death since 2015

Texas ends travel restrictions from Louisiana

Baton Rouge community stands together to honor fallen officer, officer still recovering

IRS stimulus check tracking tool now live

How to apply for unemployment in La. during COVID-19 pandemic

Travel not banned between Louisiana and Texas; travel quarantine expanded

Advocate for disabilities dies from COVID-19 complications

Deadline to get REAL ID pushed back to 2021

Take a free virtual 3D tour of this World War II destroyer and help keep it afloat with donations

State sales tax deadline extended amid COVID-19 pandemic

‘We’re all in this together,’ Coach O says in COVID-19 PSA

Wayde Sims remembered at LSU basketball Senior Tribute day

Young LSU fan stoked after directing band at basketball game

Odell Beckham Jr. jokes about leaving football after learning of Tony Romo’s rumored contract

Minor found after being taken from La. hospital at gunpoint, deputies say

Lethal ‘gray death’ found in another La. parish; DEA ‘very concerned’ about potential of trafficking across state lines

Third death linked to Louisiana Hepatitis A outbreak

ATTORNEY: La. corrections officials aware inmates held beyond release date, costing state millions

Gov. Edwards sues Treasurer Schroder over unclaimed property

LSU Tigers celebrate national championship win with parade, fanfare