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

WAFB PROJECTION: Democratic Governor John Bel. Edwards elected to second term

One injured in shooting on Underwood Avenue

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

  New Roads police captain accused of accepting money to ‘take care of’ tickets for resident, taking funds for upcoming birthday

  Family offering $1,000 reward in search for Welton ‘Wick’ Pierce

  Silver Bullet male enhancement capsules recalled

  Witness of fiery crash that temporarily closed I-12 East talks about driver’s rescue

  Man arrested after fight escalates into shooting on Levera Street

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

  One killed in shooting on Curtis Street

BBB warns of peer-to-peer payment scams on apps similar to Paypal, Venmo

Over 630 cases of hep A now reported in La. outbreak, but numbers trending downwards

EBRSO explains why several years of hate crime data was withheld from FBI

  Memorial services for famed cookbook author Holly Clegg to be held Thursday

Livingston man indicted for murder following domestic shooting on McLin Road

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

  Woman, child were ‘targeted’ in drive-by shooting, deputies say

Driver arrested after being linked to string of armed robberies, fatal shooting

Mobile charging devices recalled over fire, burn hazards

  Multiple people injured in shooting near Highland Road

  Holly Clegg, known for popularizing recipes for cancer and diabetes patients, has died

Brusly mayor says town will change procedure for disposing of deceased animals after complaints

  EBRSO deputy who fatally shot man near Jefferson Highway resigns

  BBB: Scammers posing as Publishers Clearing House

EBRSO: Man opens fire using ‘assault-style rifle’ after being shot in the leg during fight

  Anxiety, panic disorder medication recalled over potential foreign substance

  One person seriously injured in shooting on North 17th Street

  WATCH: LSU basketball team, parents of late player Wayde Sims receive SEC championship rings

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

EBRSO: Woman made up sexual assault story because of dispute over dog