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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Xavier University: Political Science with a minor in Mass Communication
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is warning the public about mass quantities of counterfeit prescription pills containing fentanyl, a dangerous synthetic opioid that is lethal in minute doses, being manufactured by Mexican drug cartels and distributed in North America.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting the public about a recall of one lot of Alprazolam Tablets. The medication is being recalled due to the potential presence of a foreign substance.
Zachary native Mariah Clayton was crowned Miss Louisiana USA 2020 following a pageant held Saturday, Oct. 19. As the newly crowned Miss Louisiana USA, Clayton will go on to represent Louisiana in the Miss USA pageant.
The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) collected $360,556.45 in past-due support as part of the On the Road Again project. The money was collected from 291 payors for 365 families including 480 children.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) issued an alert Friday, Oct. 4 to notify consumers the locking mechanism on about 1.1 million Gordon brand folding knives can fail, posing a laceration hazard.
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning consumers of a scam targeting unsuspecting new owners of media players, virtual assistants, and other tech devices. Users who may need a little extra help activating these types of devices are especially as at risk for this scam, the BBB says.
The Louisiana Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day recognition ceremony, the first state-led Gold Star ceremony, was held at the Louisiana Veterans Memorial Park Sunday, Sept. 29 to ensure woman and men killed in the line of duty and the families they leave behind are not forgotten.
Updates issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Wednesday, Oct. 23 show more products used to relieve and prevent heartburn are being recalled due to the potential presence of the same probable cancer-causing impurity that prompted a July recall of several blood pressure medications.
The Supreme Court said in April it will hear arguments to determine if Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to three cases in which gay and transgender people claim they experienced workplace discrimination.
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) says 29 cases of pulmonary illness linked to vaping have been reported in Louisiana, as of Friday, Oct. 25. The cases range from ages 17 to 71 years old. A statewide alert was first issued Thursday, Sept. 5 when 9 cases were reported.
His life ended Saturday, Sept. 7 when an unidentified man entered the building where he was working as a clerk and fatally shot him before robbing the store, according to police. An investigation to identify the shooter remains ongoing.
As authorities investigate what could be the first case of scammers using voice-mimicking software for a major theft, the Better Business Bureau is sounding the alarm, hoping awareness will be enough to prevent other members of the public from becoming victims.
The number of Salmonella cases linked to backyard poultry in Louisiana has slightly risen from 2 cases to 6 cases between June and August, states a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Across the nation, the number of cases linked to the outbreak now exceeds 1,000.