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

Family offering $1,000 reward in search for Welton ‘Wick’ Pierce

Tigers welcomed back to Baton Rouge with cheers, applause after win over Alabama

Over 630 cases of hep A now reported in La. outbreak, but numbers trending downwards

Public warned about counterfeit prescription pills laced with fentanyl coming from Mexico

Mobile charging devices recalled over fire, burn hazards

EBRSO deputy who fatally shot man near Jefferson Highway resigns

Anxiety, panic disorder medication recalled over potential foreign substance

Zachary native, Southern University alumna crowned Miss Louisiana USA 2020

Possible Salmonella contamination sparks recall of Great Value breakfast sausage

La. collects over 360K in overdue child support with license reinstatement program

State Police identify man killed in head-on crash in Ascension Parish

Trump to campaign in Louisiana Friday for Republican candidates for governor

Locking mechanism on about 1.1 million pocket knives may fail; injuries reported

BBB tracking new ‘activation fee’ scam

Another brand of flour recalled over E. coli concerns

LSU student hit by car, killed on Burbank Drive near university

Louisiana agencies honor families of service members killed in line of duty

Heartburn drugs sold at Walmart, Walgreens, recalled over presence of probable carcinogen

AG Landry, ACLU spar over LGBTQ labor discrimination case to be heard by Supreme Court

FBI names Special Agent in Charge of the New Orleans Field Office

Two accused of victimizing senior citizen in identity theft, credit card scheme

Man arrested after gun discharges during fight, injuring his mother and killing another person

Nearly 30 cases of severe lung disease due to vaping reported in Louisiana

Imelda wind gusts topple small planes at Baton Rouge airport

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

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