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

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

New COVID-19 cases reported by LSU, officials report

39-year-old healthcare worker gave up coronavirus test for others; she later died before getting her own test results

Which Louisiana jails have COVID-19 cases

First Louisianan to die from COVID-19 was beautiful soul with golden heart, family says

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

62 reports of yard blowers expelling plastic pieces leads to recall over laceration, impact hazards

Wayde Sims remembered at LSU basketball Senior Tribute day

Over 800 hepatitis A cases reported in La. outbreak

Putting bodily fluids in food would be crime similar to tampering under proposed law

Young LSU fan stoked after directing band at basketball game

Amid coronavirus concerns, LSU releases guidance for students returning from other countries

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

Cameras could be placed in special education classrooms at parent’s request under proposed bill

Suspected multi-state theft ring busted stealing $69,000 worth of jewelry in La.

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

Thousands of recalled newborn infant carriers can break, causing child to fall out

Officers, suspect injured during violent arrest after pet dispute

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

Gov. Edwards sues Treasurer Schroder over unclaimed property

Mother, four children missing from Jackson Parish found safe

Louisiana reports third vaping death

LSU Tigers celebrate national championship win with parade, fanfare

Teen accused of causing fiery fatal crash after ‘God told him to kill himself’ being sent back to mental facility until next court date

Celebrities attend CFP National Championship game

WATCH: LSU basketball team has epic reaction after Skylar Mays sinks turnaround jumper at the buzzer

‘Do it for Carley’ bracelets, t-shirts handed out in memory of Carley McCord

Zachary woman honors five soldiers by treating them to meal at Raising Cane’s