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

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

  CAUGHT: Woman arrested on felony attempted theft, other charges

MISSING: Teen last seen in Shenandoah area of Baton Rouge

  EBRSO warns residents to not approach armed burglars after string of vehicle break-ins around Baton Rouge

  Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program goes virtual this year

Together Baton Rouge announces passing of well-known pastor, Rev. Lee Wesley

  Police identify suspect accused of punching, verbally assaulting SU student-athlete

  Zachary High students to learn virtually after COVID-19 cases at school

LDH says it will not report statewide COVID-19 numbers on holidays for remainder of year

  SU announces in-person fall commencement ceremony

Nephew pleads guilty to manslaughter charge after hitting uncle with baseball bat, killing him

1 injured in shooting at N 17th, Chestnut

  EBR mayor’s office says expect ‘modified’ events for Mardi Gras 2021

Gov. Edwards signs another round of bills into law, vetoes parts of another

  28-year-old man killed in shooting at Jaguar Tire Shop on Scenic Highway