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

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

Possible Salmonella contamination sparks recall of Great Value breakfast sausage

Another brand of flour recalled over E. coli concerns

Flour recalled for potential presence of E. coli

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

Infant bouncers could detach, pose fall hazard; recall announced

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

Tainted alcohol kills 20, sickens 21 others in Costa Rica

Police say it’s too hot to commit crimes, advises everyone stay inside and watch movies instead

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

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

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

Hunt’s Tomato Paste recalled over potential presence of mold

Another 43 lots of medication used to treat high blood pressure, congestive heart failure recalled

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

NFL allows ‘Sweet Victory’ tribute to Spongebob creator during Super Bowl halftime show

Louisiana family reunited with lost dog after six years