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

Tainted alcohol kills 19 in Costa Rica

Man trapped by water for days after Barry rescued Sunday

Louisiana man arrested after woman found shot to death in her home

Deputies shave their heads to support colleague’s wife during cancer battle

Dozens of businesses issued permits to sell CBD products in La.

La. sheriff seriously injures fingers in farming incident

Police say it’s too hot to commit crimes, advises everyone stay inside and watch movies instead

  Man accused of killing civil rights activist argues DNA was illegally seized, planted at crime scene

  EBR school board passes budget with reduced, refocused spending

Woman’s Hospital’s ‘Life Among Women’ blog honored as one of the best women’s health blogs in the country

Pediatric burn survivors share their stories, create new friendships at free summer camp

Vaccine guidance issued for Barry aftermath, hurricane season

Some areas still under boil water advisories

Public cautioned not to interact with animals displaced by Barry

Public reminded not to take suspected animal cruelty incidents into their own hands

Man arrested after causing second fatal crash in less than 4 months, LSP says

What to do when a businesses intentionally raises prices during storms

Iberia Medical Center evacuated after generators fail during Barry

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Preparing for severe weather events while pregnant

How cancer patients can prepare for severe weather events

License revoked at child care center after child left in hot van alone

Animal shelter needs help housing animals ahead of storm

Gov. Edwards request Federal Emergency Declaration ahead of Tropical Storm Barry

La. federal legislators weigh in on hate crimes, bias incidents

Man charged with hate crime after yelling slurs at officer

Man arrested after hammer attack

Seventeen new physicians graduate Baton Rouge General’s residency programs

  La. man charged after licking Blue Bell ice cream in copycat video; deputies warn others

  Max Gruver’s alleged history of substance abuse will be allowed as evidence, La. State Supreme Court rules