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

Imelda wind gusts topple small planes at Baton Rouge airport

Video appears to show moment EBRSO deputy fatally shot man near Jefferson highway

Laughing gas available as pain management alternative to epidural for moms in labor

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

Statewide alert issued after cases of severe lung disease due to vaping reported in Louisiana; 13 cases so far

Woman accused of striking officer in the face with high heel during fight

Arrest made after PhD student at LSU shot and killed at gas station he worked

Slain LSU student was set to be married in December, friend says

World Series winning Little League team treated at La. Governor’s Mansion

LSU fans question appropriateness of Texas fans using cannon to blow hole through player’s jersey as taunt copy

The story behind a hug and the legacy of the #Forever44 movement

  Heartwarming marriage proposal caught on camera at first LSU game of 2019 season

Tea for infants, breastfeeding women could contain Salmonella

BBB: New scam puts phony invites on Outlook, Google Calendars

Louisiana ambulance teams heading to Florida ahead of Hurricane Dorian landfall

REPORT: NASA investigating allegation of first crime committed in space

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

Over 460 cases of hepatitis A confirmed in Louisiana outbreak

BBB: Notifications claiming to be from American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and other airlines could be scams

ICE addresses protesters, ‘misinformation’ in aftermath of Mississippi workplace raid

Man known for face covered with tattoos in mugshots convicted of 2017 double murder in Louisiana

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

At least two injured in multiple crashes involving 18-wheelers on I-12 Sunday

Bus crash spirals into multi-vehicle wreck, person struck by vehicle in Livingston Parish

Two people injured after lightning strikes tree near Airline Highway

Infant bouncers could detach, pose fall hazard; recall announced

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

Xavier University of Louisiana graduate honored with scholarship for medical school

Tainted alcohol kills 20, sickens 21 others in Costa Rica

Dozens of businesses issued permits to sell CBD products in La.