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

18-year-old female student found dead on LSU campus; no signs of trauma

Public warned not to click Facebook messages, open text messages that contain ’Is This You?’

Louisiana woman accused of leaving dog to die in stolen truck enters not guilty plea

Imelda wind gusts topple small planes at Baton Rouge airport

Hiring event for DCFS, OMV happening Wednesday

EBR, Livingston Parish among areas where gummies tainted with synthetic marijuana found

  Video appears to show moment EBRSO deputy fatally shot man near Jefferson highway

Laughing gas available as pain management alternative to epidural for moms in labor

  Flour recalled for potential presence of E. coli

  Police searching for man accused of robbing business on Government Street

Mary Bird Perkins receives grant to address transportation needs of Baton Rouge cancer patients

Free pain management workshop helps attendees find alternatives to opioids

October 14 proclaimed to be Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Louisiana

  ShotSpotter systems leads to attempted second-degree murder arrest by EBRSO deputies

BBB: Voices of prominent politicians used in scams, robocalls

Massive 12-foot alligator seized in Louisiana, two men cited for hunting violations

La. drivers reminded to watch out for agricultural equipment during sugarcane harvest

  Statewide alert issued after cases of severe lung disease due to vaping reported in Louisiana; 13 cases so far

BBB: Direct messages, ads on Facebook from online boutiques and charities could be scams

La. collects nearly $122,000 in overdue child support with license reinstatement program; three weeks left to enroll

Woman accused of striking officer in the face with high heel during fight

Louisiana resident files class action lawsuit against Juul after teen became ‘addicted,’ lawsuit says

Attorney moves for trial in case involving same deputy who shot man in WBR motel

  Louisiana has over 530 cases of hepatitis A as part of ongoing outbreak

  Arrest made after PhD student at LSU shot and killed at gas station he worked

Lawsuit states Southern University took no action after harassment allegations surfaced

Last day to register to vote in-person is Wednesday

  Slain LSU student was set to be married in December, friend says

Elusive Popeyes chicken sandwich makes appearance at Louisiana Governor’s Mansion

  World Series winning Little League team treated at La. Governor’s Mansion