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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Xavier University: Political Science with a minor in Mass Communication
Several medications used to treat heartburn and acid reflux are being recalled after manufacturers detected trace amounts of the same probable cancer-causing impurity that prompted earlier recalls of several medications used for similar purposes.
A spokesman for the United Cajun Navy (UCN) anticipates Facebook will be pulled into hearings about a group on the platform in which several members are alleged to have posted potentially stolen and falsified information to make claims against UCN.
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) confirmed on Monday, Nov. 18 the first death linked to a vaping-associated lung injury, or EVALI, in the state. LDH was unable to provide specifics about the deceased individual due to privacy concerns.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is warning the public about mass quantities of counterfeit prescription pills containing fentanyl, a dangerous synthetic opioid that is lethal in minute doses, being manufactured by Mexican drug cartels and distributed in North America.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting the public about a recall of one lot of Alprazolam Tablets. The medication is being recalled due to the potential presence of a foreign substance.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) issued an alert Friday, Oct. 4 to notify consumers the locking mechanism on about 1.1 million Gordon brand folding knives can fail, posing a laceration hazard.
The number of Salmonella cases linked to backyard poultry in Louisiana has slightly risen from 2 cases to 6 cases between June and August, states a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Across the nation, the number of cases linked to the outbreak now exceeds 1,000.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall on over 44,000 Lively Mobile Plus model GCR4 emergency alert devices manufactured between January and April. The call button on these devices can fail when pushed by the consumer in an emergency.
Most people in relationships keep a watchful eye out for signs that their partner is ready for marriage. Erin Sampere, a former member of LSU’s Colorguard, missed about 20 signs Saturday, Aug. 31 before eventually realizing she was being proposed to.
A brand of herbal tea marketed to help relieve digestive discomfort in infants and increase milk flow in women who are nursing could potentially be contaminated with Salmonella, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration announcement states.
In a tweet sent Sunday evening, President Trump extended an invitation for the Eastbank All-Stars from River Ridge, La. to attend a victory celebration held at the White House. The win Sunday, Aug. 25 marks the first time a team from Louisiana has won the Little League World Series.
A New York Times report says the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is probing an allegation that astronaut Anne McClain accessed a bank account belonging to her estranged spouse from the International Space Station without permission.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Thursday, August 15 that a medication used to treat migraines was being pulled from shelves because continued use could lead to serious, life threatening infections.
Stokke recalled about 5,400 of its bouncers sold as a connectable part of an all-in-one modular seating system because it can suddenly detach from the larger system, posing a fall hazard to the child in the bouncer.
The Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office says Lenise Martin III, 36, has been taken into custody after being filmed in a store licking a Blue Bell ice cream container, moving his finger through the container, then putting it back onto the shelf.