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

La. man hopes social media can find family in precious photo with Muhammad Ali

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

Woman allegedly kidnapped in Baton Rouge escapes rapist by faking medical emergency

Thousands of recalled newborn infant carriers can break, causing child to fall out

Woman accused of using college bookstore job to steal personal financial information, sell stolen electronics

Bicyclist killed during alleged drag-racing crash was set to propose on Valentine’s Day

Teen accused of causing fiery fatal crash after ‘God told him to kill himself’ being sent back to mental facility until next court date

Anxiety, panic disorder medication recalled over potential foreign substance

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

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

Infant bouncers could detach, pose fall hazard; 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

Gripe water for infants, adults sold at Dollar General recalled

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