Baton Rouge, La.
Donald Fountain is a photojournalist for 9News on the weekends. On weekends, Donald covers a wide range of events and feature stories.
Growing up in the small town of Saint Francisville, Louisiana, Donald enjoyed activities such as songwriting, playing sports and public speaking.
Donald went to Baton Rouge Community College and earned his associates degree in Entertainment Technology, focusing on digital music. However, he found his true calling when he went to LSU in 2018 and took a documentary class. In that class, Donald picked up a news camera for the first time and found a new purpose for his life.
Later in October of 2019, Donald took his first news job at WBRZ as a floor production assistant. In April of 2020, he decided to put school on hold and work full-time at WBRZ. During that period, Donald was promoted to news photographer.
Now at WAFB, Donald says he is glad to make a difference in ways he never imagined, while earning his bachelor's degree at LSU. Even though there is a lot of negative news, Donald’s goal is to show at least one positive story a day.