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

  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

  Artists completing Black Lives Matter mural in Baton Rouge

L’Auberge to lay off 161 at Baton Rouge location, 441 in Lake Charles

Toddler drowns in Port Allen

Prayer for racial harmony released by Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge commission

EBR district judge Chip Moore hospitalized with COVID-19; campaign asks for prayers

  In 2019 nightclub shooting that injured 7, victim sues club operators

Some strollers sold on Amazon violate federal safety standards, pose risk to kids

Hand sanitizer sold in La. contains undeclared methanol

’Global Empowerment Fund’ COVID-19 payment messages are fake, federal officials say

Some furniture sold at Rooms To Go has too high an amount of lead, officials say

  Pelicans’ Zion Williamson encourages Louisianans to ‘stay safe and wear your mask’ in new video

Alerts about fake face mask sellers reiterated as cities mandate use

FOUND: Woman back home after going missing Wednesday

Boy Scouts of America’s Cub Scout pins should be taken away from kids due to lead concerns

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Despite denial, records show extensive online shopping by Connie Bernard during crucial board meeting

  Southern University unveils line of THC-based medical marijuana products, marking historic launch among HBCUs

Man found asleep in Governor’s Mansion now facing attempted second-degree murder charge for alleged June 2020 crime

Spot phony COVID-19 antibody tests? Report the distributor to the FBI

FOUND: Man found safe after going missing from Baker home