Rachel DePompa

Rachel DePompa

Rachel DePompa is NBC12's On Your Side Investigator. Rachel grew up in Waldorf, Md., and graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in broadcast journalism.Before joining WWBT in March of 2008 Rachel worked in Roanoke, Bristol and Harrisonburg.


  • 5 Edward R Murrow Awards for Investigative Reporting
  • 2016 Most Outstanding Effort by an Individual Reporter from the Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters
  • 3-time Emmy winner, 5 time Emmy nominee
  • 5 first place honors from the Virginia Association of Broadcasters


  • University of Maryland, Journalism

Recent Articles by Rachel

  How to avoid overspending to prepare for spring, summer

  Watching Your Wallet: Experts give advice on reining in your tax refund

  Financial scams targeting older Americans quadrupled in 4 years

  ‘Unhackable’ alarm systems for cars may not be so smart after all

  How to keep prom costs down