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

Chat line to assist those with Alzheimer’s now offering services in 90 languages

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

Mother, four children missing from Jackson Parish found safe

Several medications used to treat acid reflux recalled over probable carcinogen

Parents warned of free child safety kit scams

Louisiana reports first vaping death

Anxiety, panic disorder medication recalled over potential foreign substance

Cases in Salmonella outbreak linked to pet chicks, ducklings exceeds 1,000; slight rise in La. cases

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

Migraine medicine could lead to life-threatening infection; recall announced

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

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

Johnsonville recalls over 95,000 pounds of ready to eat smoked sausage

Missing Port Barre teen found in Colorado; man she was traveling with in custody

Hunt’s Tomato Paste recalled over potential presence of mold

Birth control pill recall announced by FDA

Gripe water for infants, adults sold at Dollar General recalled

FaceTime bug lets iPhone users eavesdrop on people they’re calling without them answering

Saints fan tosses TV after heartbreaking missed call