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

Public cautioned not to interact with animals displaced by Barry

Iberia Medical Center evacuated after generators fail during Barry

Preparing for severe weather events while pregnant

La. man charged after licking Blue Bell ice cream in copycat video; deputies warn others

Max Gruver’s alleged history of substance abuse will be allowed as evidence, La. State Supreme Court rules

Two names added to Diocese of Baton Rouge’s clergy abuse list

Man accused of brutally beating woman on I-10

Video shows woman licking tub of Blue Bell ice cream then returning it to store shelf

Crash claims the life of 46-year-old man in Denham Springs

RECALL: Lay’s potato chips pulled from shelves

Nephew indicted on murder charge after hitting uncle with bat

Drama off screen: La. becomes abortion law battleground for ‘NCIS: New Orleans’, ‘Filthy Rich’ producers

How La. lawmakers voted on the fetal heartbeat bill

Man found asleep in Governor’s Mansion accused of attempting to illegally enter nearby home hours earlier

Morganza Spillway opening delayed again, officials say

Man accused of sexually assaulting 5-year-old

Texas man dies after accident on oil rig in Louisiana

BILL WATCH 2019: What’s what during the 2019 Louisiana Legislative Regular Session

Parking lot near LSU campus closed as school officials monitor issues related to river levels

11-year-old arrested after 9-year-old brother killed in shooting

LETTER TO DEVOS: La. AG Landry wants student loan debt automatically forgiven for injured veterans

Louisiana’s Laine Hardy crowned next ‘American Idol’

Man armed with hammers accused of threatening woman for sexual favors

Greenwell Springs Road collapses related to high water

  Officer seen punching man in video previously suspended; man charged with battery, resisting

  Bloody man repeatedly punched by BRPD, investigation launched

Patient tells police he stole, wrecked ambulance because he ‘needed a ride home’

St. James Parish school closed early next week due to severe weather damage

Nearly 700k children’s rockers sold since 2012 recalled after reports of deaths

How to vet residential contractors to prevent scams