Rachael Thomas

Rachael Thomas was born in New Orleans, La., but as a young child she lived in Brevard, North Carolina, which is a beautiful little town in the western part of the state, practically in Tennessee. Her family later moved back to Louisiana (Slidell), and she later went to college in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Rachael got her first TV job not long after graduation in Gulfport, Mississippi working as a production assistant at WXXV. She helped launch its first news product when the company acquired an NBC affiliation. She continued her work as a PA there and started managing the digital content as well. She managed social media accounts, posted stories to the website, etc.

After about two years at WXXV, she moved to Baton Rouge and started part-time on the weekends at WAFB for the digital department. During her time with WAFB the department has grown substantially.

“I now work weeknights for the department and love what I do,” she said. “It's always fast-paced, exciting, and different! And I get to write each and every day!”

Rachael attended the annual Dale Carnegie Raycom leadership training in 2017 after being selected as one of 12 people from all over the company.

She was also part of the Raycom Relief Team that responded to Hurricane Irma aftermath in September of 2017. She and a team of people traveled to WWSB in Sarasota, Florida to help with severe weather coverage.

Rachael loves to read and write. In her free time, she likes to read sci-fi and play video games. She also loves to go kayaking, hiking, camping, etc.

“I have the sweetest, sassiest cat in the world. She's all black and her name is Daenerys.”

Recent Articles by Rachael

Sheriff’s office helps deliver packages after pile of them found on side of road

22 arrested in Livingston Parish as part ‘Operation Naughty List’ drug sting

Baton Rouge pastor, founder of Parkview Baptist School passes away

Man arrested after fake bomb threat made against LSU

La. Highway Safety Commission partners with Lyft to offer $5 off rides

LSU, SU hold fall commencement ceremonies

Deputy, 3 civilians rescue elderly man from submerged vehicle

Billboard goes up in E Feliciana Parish for child missing nearly 17 years

Romanian national sentenced in ATM skimming scheme

Family of Wayde Sims creates emotional support dog fund for LSU students

BRAC economic outlook says median income at all-time high for Baton Rouge

Lengthy police chase through south Baton Rouge ends in arrest

Shooting reported on 75th Street

Community organizer to hold graduation ceremony for Virginia College students after school closes

Federal probe ongoing into mail carriers in Baton Rouge allegedly disposing of mail

Mayor Broome launches program to allow citizens to see city-parish spending info

Parents arrested after 3-year-old child drowns in pool

APSO hosting shopping night for annual Christmas Crusade program

Expungement event scheduled in White Castle Saturday, Dec. 15

Reward offered for info on stolen log truck, trailer