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

Crash claims 20-year-old Zachary woman’s life

Travel not banned between Louisiana and Texas; travel quarantine expanded

  Advocate for disabilities dies from COVID-19 complications

Teen killed in crash that closed Muddy Creek Road near Highway 42

Recalled car seat adapters could cause babies to fall

Babies can be entrapped, injured using these recalled walkers

Recalled toys contain excessive lead levels

Part on recalled bikes can loosen and detach leading to injury

  COVID-19 testing site for pregnant women to open at Woman’s Center for Wellness

  COURTS: Some La. court proceedings canceled amid coronavirus pandemic

Same day, no-contact grocery delivery available in Baton Rouge

4 COVID-19 cases reported by LSU, officials report

  Deadline to get REAL ID pushed back to 2021

Take a free virtual 3D tour of this World War II destroyer and help keep it afloat with donations

Donations being accepted for coronavirus relief

  3 more contractors at Dow Chemical in Plaquemine test positive for COVID-19

In Josef Richardson killing, WBR deputy won’t be charged

  Transplant patient and retiree launch #MilesApartCloseAtHeart campaign to stop coronavirus spread

Company offering free shoes to healthcare workers

39-year-old healthcare worker gave up coronavirus test for others; she later died before getting her own test results

Two charged for shooting on Southern Avenue

Shooting on Victory Drive kills one

Deaths reported as COVID-19 pandemic spreads across La.

Detention centers in La. monitoring coronavirus pandemic

  How to apply for unemployment in La. during COVID-19 pandemic

Hotlines for recovery community during coronavirus pandemic

State sales tax deadline extended amid COVID-19 pandemic

  Angola warden reinstated after no wrongdoing found after payroll investigation

Young and the Restless will air late due to President Trump address

  Six families displaced by apartment fire on Gardere Lane