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

Woman accused of punching Baton Rouge officer in the eye

Minor found after being taken from La. hospital at gunpoint, deputies say

Community meeting called over ExxonMobil fire; lawmaker to decide on introducing new legislation about safety concerns

Zachary Councilman Lael Montgomery holds rally to call for resignation of principal following teacher arrest

Chat line to assist those with Alzheimer’s now offering services in 90 languages

Lethal ‘gray death’ found in another La. parish; DEA ‘very concerned’ about potential of trafficking across state lines

Thousands of recalled newborn infant carriers can break, causing child to fall out

La. small business owners can search current, proposed regulations in new searchable database

GRAPHIC PHOTOS: Man accused of preventing elderly woman from seeing family, housing her in waste from 16 pets

LSU women’s basketball team remembers Kobe Bryant, other crash victims

Mother, four children missing from Jackson Parish found safe

Louisiana sends tributes to Kobe Bryant after helicopter crash

Man booked after housing 33 dogs in ‘horrid’ conditions, investigators say

More LSU students crowned champions after Esports team dominates tournament in New York

Teen accused of causing fiery fatal crash after ‘God told him to kill himself’ being sent back to mental facility until next court date

‘Do it for Carley’ bracelets, t-shirts handed out in memory of Carley McCord

Raising Cane’s customers caught on camera snatching Coach O cutouts

Is the sky glowing purple a sign that LSU is fated to win championship game? Some think so

Kelly Orgeron joined by LSU, Clemson fans volunteering at food bank ahead of game

OMV officials speak about service outages at locations in Louisiana

Unsolved double homicide haunts small Louisiana town a year later; $12,500 reward offered

Court rules former BRPD officers accused of abuse of power involving sex act will remain fired

Inmate dies after fight at Angola; investigation launched

Man arrested after ripping other man’s testicles during fight, police say

Southern University, LSU report dozens of items that went missing in recent years

La. governmental agencies point fingers over accidental $26M issued in double tax refunds

Over 6,000 Louisianans still owe nearly $2M in accidentally issued tax refunds

Reward in search for 'Wick’ Pierce up to $2,500

Alert about plugging phone into public charging stations re-upped during holiday travel season

Baton Rouge music studio raid leads to arrests, drug and weapons busts