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

  Deadline for La. residents to claim IRS stimulus check is Oct. 15

DA Hillar Moore says he has tested positive for COVID-19

Louisiana sees fourth hepatitis A death in ongoing outbreak

  FULL TRANSCRIPT: Dr. Deborah Birx discusses vaccines, Louisiana Labor Day celebrations during pandemic

  Amid outcry over coronavirus vaccines, White House coronavirus response official discusses timeline

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

Parents can report La. schools not following COVID-19 guidelines

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

  RECALL: Hand sanitizers sold in La. contain undeclared methanol

Witness in shooting death of Josef Richardson files lawsuit against deputies

Teether toy sold at Target recalled over choking hazard

Lids on these dutch ovens can explode, injure cook

Recalled folding mattresses don’t meet federal flammability standards

Juveniles again account for majority of La. sex trafficking victims

Hepatitis A case count in Louisiana passes 1,000

Too much lead found in several hemp oil products

  In Josef Richardson shooting, deputies cleared of wrongdoing

Full and twin size beds recalled by Crate and Barrel

  ELECTION REMINDER: You must be in line by 8 p.m. to vote in La. Saturday

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

  Detectives seeking cell phone footage of fatal Port Allen shooting

  EBR school leaders asking for parents to fill out survey

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

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

‘I just wasn’t thinking,' says teen charged in negligent Fourth of July shooting, records show

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

Gumbo pots and gators? LSU Ag releases ‘La. style’ social distancing poster