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

Flour recalled for potential presence of E. coli

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

Calculator%, Tiktok flagged among 15 apps that can be used to target minors, sheriff’s office says

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

Infant bouncers could detach, pose fall hazard; recall announced

Tainted alcohol kills 20, sickens 21 others in Costa Rica

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

RECALL: Lay’s potato chips pulled from shelves

Missing Port Barre teen found in Colorado; man she was traveling with in custody

Hunt’s Tomato Paste recalled over potential presence of mold

Potentially deadly bacteria found in drinking water additive leads to recall

Birth control pill recall announced by FDA

  Gripe water for infants, adults sold at Dollar General recalled

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

Saints fan tosses TV after heartbreaking missed call

Chocolates, candy pulled from shelves due to possible Hepatitis A contamination

Look out for red flags in online puppy purchasing scams

British toy company offers kid-size toy vacuum that actually cleans

Louisiana deputies perform heroic rescue of kitten trapped in drain

Louisiana family reunited with lost dog after six years