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

Autopsy results released for man fatally shot by EBRSO deputy

Statewide alert issued after cases of severe lung disease due to vaping reported in Louisiana; 13 cases so far

BBB: Direct messages, ads on Facebook from online boutiques and charities could be scams

La. collects nearly $122,000 in overdue child support with license reinstatement program; three weeks left to enroll

Last day to register to vote in-person is Wednesday

Slain LSU student was set to be married in December, friend says

BBB: Voice-mimicking software could be used in scams

Cases in Salmonella outbreak linked to pet chicks, ducklings exceeds 1,000; slight rise in La. cases

Actor Josh Hartnett spotted in Tiger Stadium amid rumors of role in upcoming series

Call button on over 44,000 emergency alert devices may fail in an emergency; recall announced

Heartwarming marriage proposal caught on camera at first LSU game of 2019 season

Tea for infants, breastfeeding women could contain Salmonella

BBB: New scam puts phony invites on Outlook, Google Calendars

Team of first responders headed to South Carolina ahead of Hurricane Dorian landfall

Louisiana ambulance teams heading to Florida ahead of Hurricane Dorian landfall

Three candidates in Louisiana governor’s race disqualified after failing to file tax returns

La. Little League team invited to White House after shutout World Series win

REPORT: NASA investigating allegation of first crime committed in space

Louisiana State Police lieutenant tasered during arrest was not charged in previous theft investigation

Off-Duty State Police Lieutenant tasered after allegedly resisting trooper during DWI arrest

Louisiana’s first female governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco dies at 76

WBRSO releases new details about deputy involved in fatal Port Allen shooting

Man whose dog died in hot car after being stolen honors pooch’s memory with fundraiser at Spanky’s

Calculator%, Tiktok flagged among 15 apps that can be used to target minors, sheriff’s office says

Woman stuns with powerful rendition of Star-Spangled Banner, story of surviving car accident and cancer diagnosis

Man known for face covered with tattoos in mugshots convicted of 2017 double murder in Louisiana

John Alario ends 48-year tenure in Louisiana Legislature

Judge orders teen accused of causing fatal crash to be restored to competency

What to do when businesses intentionally raise prices during storms

Iberia Medical Center evacuated after generators fail during Barry