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

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

Call button on over 44,000 emergency alert devices may fail in an emergency; recall announced

Heartwarming marriage proposal caught on camera at first LSU game of 2019 season

United Cajun Navy in Florida to provide support during hurricane

Tea for infants, breastfeeding women could contain Salmonella

BBB: New scam puts phony invites on Outlook, Google Calendars

La. Little League team invited to White House after shutout World Series win

REPORT: NASA investigating allegation of first crime committed in space

Louisiana’s first female governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco dies at 76

Migraine medicine could lead to life-threatening infection; recall announced

Infant bouncers could detach, pose fall hazard; recall announced

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