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

Loss of 228 total vaccine doses reported in Louisiana

Ahead of potential demonstrations, additional security measures planned for Louisiana Capitol

Loss of coronavirus vaccine in La. low, health officials say

Security changes made after intruder’s nap at Louisiana Governor’s Mansion

Feds probe fatal Florida shooting involving Baton Rouge rapper

REPORT: Connie Bernard, embattled Baton Rouge school board member pleads guilty for altercation with teen

  Mine collapse kills two in Louisiana

  Attorneys for man allegedly beaten with excessive force by LSP trooper call for release of body camera footage, other officers be held accountable

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Video shows part of encounter that sparked lawsuit, Louisiana trooper’s arrest

After alleged beating leads to La. trooper’s arrest, attorneys speak out

‘Excessive, unjustifiable actions’ lead to arrest of Louisiana trooper, officials say

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

  DOJ to investigate allegations of La. inmates held beyond release dates

Officers involved in Koy Moore encounter return to work; investigation continues

Claims against LSP over Amber Alert added to swelling criticism in Quawan Charles' death investigation

  Quawan Charles' disappearance didn’t meet Amber Alert criteria, source says; drowning possible factor in death

  Death of missing La. teen Quawan Charles investigated as homicide, video evidence collected deputies say

  Tony Spell loses federal court fight for money, end of COVID restrictions

  Attorney speaks about LSU’s Koy Moore, Alabama’s Traeshon Holden incident with Baton Rouge police officers

ACLU, demonstrators speak out over death of Quawan Charles

  Attorney questions lack of Amber Alert before missing La. teen’s ‘suspicious’ death

Supreme Court wants further state-level review in lawsuit between Baton Rouge protester, officer

  1,900 ExxonMobil layoffs expected across US; potential impact for La. workers unclear

  Fired Baton Rouge officer accused of beating LSU student loses appeal

  La. lawmakers sign petition to end COVID-19 restrictions; Gov. Edwards calls move ‘reckless, irresponsible, and unconscionable’

Louisiana lawmakers end special session

January trial date set for East Baton Rouge school board member Connie Bernard

  THE INVESTIGATORS: LSU fraternity suspended as campus investigates possible violations; DA calls it ‘unbelievably similar’ to Maxwell Gruver case

Audubon Nature Institute reports over 500 workers laid off

  AUDIO: Louisiana trooper admits beating, choking Ronald Greene during fatal traffic stop