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

Anxiety, panic disorder medication recalled over potential foreign substance

Bicycles recalled after reports of concussions, spinal injuries, and death

Infant bouncers could detach, pose fall hazard; recall announced

Judge orders teen accused of causing fatal crash to be restored to competency

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

Eye drops sold at Walgreens recalled

Video shows woman licking tub of Blue Bell ice cream then returning it to store shelf

  Fired deputy, woman indicted on charges connected to filming of child rape; deputy pleads not guilty

Hunt’s Tomato Paste recalled over potential presence of mold

Potentially deadly bacteria found in drinking water additive leads to recall

Gripe water for infants, adults sold at Dollar General recalled

FaceTime bug lets iPhone users eavesdrop on people they’re calling without them answering