Rachael Thomas

Rachael Thomas

Digital Content Executive Producer - KSLA

Shreveport, 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 grew substantially. After nearly five years at WAFB, Rachael moved to Shreveport to take on the role of digital content executive producer for one of WAFB's sister stations, KSLA.

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.”

Contact Rachael via email at rachael.thomas@ksla.com

Education:

  • University of Southern Mississippi: Graphic Design

Recent Articles by Rachael

City of Shreveport announces Port City Fest leading up to Bayou Classic

ONLY IN TEXAS: People on horseback wait in drive-thru line at new east Texas Starbucks

Sen. Kennedy introduces resolution to honor Drew Brees

  AG Jeff Landry holds news conference on lawsuit against Biden administration

New LDH dashboard show COVID-19 cases, deaths & vaccinations broken down by race in each parish

Gov. Edwards announces program to help renters, landlords affected by pandemic

La. secretary of state withdraws request for new voting machines

La., Hawaii senators introduce bill to increase funding for schools performing research into minority health disparities

Man arrested after decomposing body found in burned trailer in Natchitoches

Many missing appt. for second COVID-19 vaccine dose due to winter weather; LDH says that’s OK

Man dead after slipping, falling on ice in Lafayette Parish; LDH marks first storm-related death

NSU launches competitive esports team

NYU student makes website where you can put Bernie Sanders in his mittens at any address

La. senators react to inauguration of President Joe Biden

Gov. Edwards sets dates for 3 special elections

Where you can and can’t shoot off fireworks

Congressman-elect for La.’s 5th District moved to ICU in Shreveport for COVID-19 treatment

Dispute between governor, AG over COVID-19 restrictions in La. continues; Landry releases statement

  Livingston Parish man reportedly admits to burning down disabled father’s barn while on drugs

DOTD selects contractor for first phase of I-10 widening project from LA 415 to I-10/12 split

La. approved for $200M+ in Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement funds for coastal restoration projects

  About 10 kilos of cocaine valued at $500k+ seized in Iberville Parish; Fla. pair arrested

  2021 Spanish Town ball canceled due to ongoing pandemic; decision on parade still up in the air

  Mayoral runoff debate canceled due to candidate quarantining

Former DOC officer accused of having inappropriate relationship with inmate indicted; attorney claims it’s in retaliation for rape allegations against inmate

La. to receive $3M+ in Apple iPhone performance throttling lawsuit

Mayor’s office bringing in more crew, trucks to finish Hurricane Delta cleanup efforts

LSUPD: Multiple people wanted for unauthorized entry into frat house

  Bars in Ascension Parish must close again after high positivity rate for two straight weeks

  EBR mayor-president says parish is moving in the wrong direction in terms of COVID-19 pandemic