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

What to do when a businesses intentionally raises prices during storms

Iberia Medical Center evacuated after generators fail during Barry

La. man charged after licking Blue Bell ice cream in copycat video; deputies warn others

Video shows woman licking tub of Blue Bell ice cream then returning it to store shelf

Two killed, 1 injured in ‘incident’ on Shell platform in Gulf of Mexico

RECALL: Lay’s potato chips pulled from shelves

Morganza Spillway opening delayed again, officials say

Johnsonville recalls over 95,000 pounds of ready to eat smoked sausage

BILL WATCH 2019: What’s what during the 2019 Louisiana Legislative Regular Session

Parking lot near LSU campus closed as school officials monitor issues related to river levels

2,100 gallons of oil spilled in Louisiana; cleanup effort underway after leak secured

Louisiana’s Laine Hardy crowned next ‘American Idol’

Bloody man repeatedly punched by BRPD, investigation launched

Patient tells police he stole, wrecked ambulance because he ‘needed a ride home’

Will Wade reinstated as LSU head basketball coach

Louisiana woman 'overjoyed’ after successful rescue of 23 people stranded at sea for nearly a week

State troopers investigating officer-involved shooting in Ville Platte

What’s next for LA residents booted from Medicaid

Missing Port Barre teen found in Colorado; man she was traveling with in custody

Louisiana governor’s Medicaid expansion pilot program focuses on training recipients for higher paying jobs

WATCH: Nike releases heartwarming commercial featuring LA sports stars Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry

Gun stolen from La. police chief linked to 2013 cold case homicide

Another 43 lots of medication used to treat high blood pressure, congestive heart failure recalled

Gripe water for infants, adults sold at Dollar General recalled

Former LSU linebacker Devin White surprises loved ones with new car

FaceTime bug lets iPhone users eavesdrop on people they’re calling without them answering

App that stores driver’s license on phone can be used for alcohol and tobacco purchases in La.

Saints fan tosses TV after heartbreaking missed call

Look out for red flags in online puppy purchasing scams

Louisiana senior enhances English language skills in Spanish-speaking students, braids hair through self-created charitable program