Rachael Thomas

Rachael Thomas

Digital Content Producer

Baton Rouge, La.

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.”

Education:

  • University of Southern Mississippi: Graphic Design

Recent Articles by Rachael

Bluebonnet Dental Care hosting free dentistry day Aug. 24

  Denham Springs officer praised for stopping wounded man’s bleeding

WANTED: Man accused of robbing Family Dollar at gunpoint

Horses in La. test positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, West Nile Virus

  LPSO warns residents of latest phone scam involving gift cards

EBRSO holds 10th Annual Awards Banquet

  Bicyclist identified after being struck, killed just off Highland Road

LSP: Trooper injured as man flees traffic stop with 2+ kilos of meth

  Frozen, raw pet food recalled due to salmonella, listeria risk

  Former correctional officers involved in beating of handcuffed inmate sentenced to jail time

  WANTED: Man wanted for threatening to kill, shooting man in 2017

  Gov. Edwards requests federal assistance for areas affected by Hurricane Barry

Flood-related projects moving forward after $14M+ in FEMA grants made available

  WANTED: Man accused of stealing laptops from Walmart

Construction has begun at one of largest solar power facilities in La.

West Baton Rouge animal shelter says it’s full, is calling for people to adopt

  Police investigating after man found dead inside own home

Undocumented immigrant with history of drunk driving convictions sentenced to federal prison

  Number of wildfires in La. down in last decade

  Undocumented immigrant arrested in EBR Parish on rape, carnal knowledge charges

  BRPD officer injured while responding to domestic dispute thanks community for support in statement

Corrections employee arrested for inappropriate relationship with inmate

Grants awarded to 31 mental health, behavioral centers across La.

  Debris cleanup from Hurricane Barry expected to be done in next four weeks, city says

  CAPTURED: Man accused of severely beating woman, threatening her turns himself in

  Slaughter officer resigns after arrest, punching fire chief

10 arrested as part of large drug bust in Denham Springs

  Iberville sheriff calls on DOTD to study section of LA 1 after numerous wrecks, pedestrian fatalities

  Grand jury dismisses charges against officers involved in shooting death of Myron Flowers; video released

  7 arrested in Valentine’s Day drive-by shooting death of pregnant woman