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

Man accused in four different shootings in 2016 now behind bars

3 arrested for allegedly setting fire to trailer to collect insurance money

Man wanted for reported theft of seafood from store

New Mid City bar gets green light from Planning Commission

Knock Knock Children’s Museum to host another free day

2 behind bars after fight about parking turns into shootout

RECALL REMINDER: Products recalled due to potential danger to kids

Teen victim in shooting near Gus Young barber shop dies days later

Baton Rouge Metro Airport offering flights for as low as $45 one way

VIDEO: Police searching for vehicle burglary suspect

Man reportedly found shot in vehicle on Crestwood Street

Baton Rouge accountant accused of embezzling $2M+ from New Orleans Firefighters Pension Fund

LSU administrators put on leave following alleged extreme DKE hazing incidents

1 arrested, 2 wanted for vehicle burglaries in Wooddale area

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Deputies searching for murder suspect in Lutcher

First Operation Fresh Start cleanup day of 2019 to be held Feb. 16

Three Louisiana students appointed to U.S. military academies

3 Baton Rouge area schools win grants from POWERADE’s Power Your School program to support athletics

2 Springfield men arrested for alleged burglary of GameStop in Walker

Knock Knock Children’s Museum holding sensory sensitive event, Play 4 All