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

Advocate for disabilities dies from COVID-19 complications

Recalled car seat adapters could cause babies to fall

62 reports of yard blowers expelling plastic pieces leads to recall over laceration, impact hazards

FBI promoting new app dedicated to helping parents find lost children

Over 200 reports of blades detaching from ceiling fans, 10 reports of consumers being hit documented

Owner of Vegas Vape says he’s staying open despite recent raid; 12 arrested at vape shop, nearby paint and sip venue

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

What is gray death? The lethal opioid combination reportedly found in Louisiana

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

Several medications used to treat acid reflux recalled over probable carcinogen

‘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

About 58,000 toy light-up magic wands recalled

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

Parents warned of free child safety kit scams

College students targeted for employment scam

Monday declared ‘LSU Football Day’ in Louisiana

Facebook may be pulled into United Cajun Navy hearings; more legal action expected, spokesperson says

WATCH: Surveillance video captures dog 'driving’ suv across four lanes of traffic

Louisiana reports first vaping death

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

Mobile charging devices recalled over fire, burn hazards

Anxiety, panic disorder medication recalled over potential foreign substance

Louisiana’s first ever Little League World Series champions honored at LSU match against Auburn

Possible Salmonella contamination sparks recall of Great Value breakfast sausage

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

Another brand of flour recalled over E. coli concerns

Cases in Salmonella outbreak linked to pet chicks, ducklings exceeds 1,000; slight rise in La. cases