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

Who owns 'Who Dat?’ Company that once sparred with Saints over trademark on catchphrase sues New Orleans wing spot

‘Now is not the time to let up:’ White House encourages Louisianans to think ahead during Labor Day weekend

Here’s the nearly 200 Louisiana laws that take effect Saturday

RECALL: Hand sanitizers sold in La. contain undeclared methanol

Too much lead found in several hemp oil products

American Idol Laine Hardy says he has recovered from COVID-19

Recalled bassinets sold on Amazon, Target pose fall and entrapment hazard to infants

Karen Carter Peterson, first female leader of La. Democrats won’t seek reelection as state party chair

Haven’t received an absentee ballot? Check here before deadline Tuesday

Cockfighting ban in La. violates religious rights, Livingston pastor’s lawsuit says

Social club spending inspires questions for La. Sen. Bill Cassidy

Toddler drowns in Port Allen

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

Southern University unveils line of THC-based medical marijuana products, marking historic launch among HBCUs

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

Fall, entrapment, and strangulation hazards all reported for recalled strollers

Donations being accepted for La. baby in NICU, mother who died from COVID-19 complications

Connie Bernard faces renewed calls for resignation from colleagues on EBR school board, community over Robert E. Lee controversy

Nearly 1,000 hepatitis A cases documented in ongoing La. outbreak

SCAM ALERT: Contact tracers aren’t asking for cash, sending out links or robocalls

Received a message about your card being overcharged? It may be a scam

Gov. Edwards’ stances on protests and churches inconsistent, judge warns after shooting down Tony Spell’s appeal

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

Accidentally threw out or lost your P-EBT card? Here’s what you should do

Throwing water on officers becomes a crime in La.

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

Teenagers organize march attended by hundreds in Baton Rouge over death of George Floyd

College students targeted in COVID-19 scams

Over 2 million Louisianans have received stimulus payments

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