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

  Feds launch Title IX compliance probe at LSU

  THE INVESTIGATORS: $100K hush money demand over Derrius Guice accusations revealed in new audio, campus police report

Gloria Scott case follow up possible if additional evidence brought forward, New Orleans officers say

  ‘IT IS WHAT IT IS:’ Full LSU hush money phone call features Leonard Fournette name drop, ‘Nike’ comment. Audio with timestamps here

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Coastal Bridge owner known for costly construction delays arrested for skipping Disney World COVID screening

TEXT MESSAGES: $100K hush money demand made by man claiming to represent Guice accuser

  Records show allegations of ‘gang like’ hazing investigated among band, Greek organizations at Southern University

Birds killed in statewide Salmonella outbreak; bird feeders and birdbaths blamed

Rapper NBA Youngboy accused of skipping out on required drug tests, court records say

La. teen planned to ‘kidnap and murder gay men’ he met through dating app, indictment says

  LSP Trooper resigns after allegedly beating man with excessive force, sources confirm

LSU under federal investigation over campus crime reporting

Feds report firearms, other items seized at La. airports in 2020

500-gallon chemical spill prompts Hazmat response on Airline Highway

Flaring violations at Louisiana-based plants leads to multi-million dollar settlement

Listeria concerns prompt squash recall across multiple states

Favoritism some vaccine providers give to their customers must end, La. health officials warn

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

  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