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

American Idol Laine Hardy says he has recovered from COVID-19

Social club spending inspires questions for La. Sen. Bill Cassidy

Gumbo pots and gators? LSU Ag releases ‘La. style’ social distancing poster

Spot phony COVID-19 antibody tests? Report the distributor to the FBI

Donations being accepted for La. baby in NICU, mother who died from COVID-19 complications

Dressers sold at Costco and online pose tip-over, entrapment threat

Charging cables for some push-to-talk voice assistant devices recalled

La. adopts daylight saving time year-round, pending federal approval

Class-action lawsuit targets LSU for refunds after pandemic cancels ‘in-person’ experiences

La. Gov. Edwards signs over 50 bills into law Thursday

Infant teething spoons pose choking hazard, company says

Accused arsonists sought to ‘make a statement’ by burning buildings in Baton Rouge, records say

Attempt to block Siegen Lane causes stalemate between marchers, law enforcement

How to donate to fallen La. state trooper George Baker’s family

La. man hopes social media can find family in precious photo with Muhammad Ali

Over 2 million Louisianans have received stimulus payments

Beloved children’s character says congrats to 2020 graduates

2 arrested in connection with shooting, injuring 5 people on Plank Road

Scam text message claims your credit, debit card is locked

Tony Spell sues on claims he was surveilled, targeted

Some recalled concealer may contain mold

Received an ‘accidental’ payment on a money transfer app? It may be a scam

Here are the changes required for religious services in La. during the pandemic

Texas ends travel restrictions from Louisiana

La. pastor Tony Spell ministers while wearing ankle monitor despite house arrest order

Fashion Nova to pay $9.3 million in refunds

Public transportation in rural La. gets $40M in aid

Nurses fill pews with photos of loved ones for wedding; will skip honeymoon to keep saving lives

Sisters celebrate newborn baby brother through hospital window

IRS stimulus check tracking tool now live