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

Louisiana reports first vaping death

Service restored to voter information app, Secretary of State’s voter portal after temporary outage

Tigers welcomed back to Baton Rouge with cheers, applause after win over Alabama

Livingston man indicted for murder following domestic shooting on McLin Road

Public warned about counterfeit prescription pills laced with fentanyl coming from Mexico

Mobile charging devices recalled over fire, burn hazards

EBRSO deputy who fatally shot man near Jefferson Highway resigns

Louisiana’s first ever Little League World Series champions honored at LSU match against Auburn

Zachary native, Southern University alumna crowned Miss Louisiana USA 2020

Over 1,000 Louisiana businesses permitted to sell CBD products

First responders, loved ones say final goodbye to BRFD captain killed in drowning

LSU superfan gets to watch idol, Coach Orgeron lead Tigers to victory over Utah

Former La. senator killed in Livingston Parish crash

College students being targeted with employment scams, BBB says

Two accused of victimizing senior citizen in identity theft, credit card scheme

Man arrested after gun discharges during fight, injuring his mother and killing another person

30 cases of severe lung disease due to vaping reported in Louisiana

Imelda wind gusts topple small planes at Baton Rouge airport

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

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