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

Five arrests made across La. for Medicaid welfare fraud

  La. woman facing murder charge after admitting to giving her toddler drugs daily for several months

  DOTD says repairs to Intracoastal Bridge could last a month after dump truck collision

  Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates visits Louisiana Youth Challenge Program

  Man accused of shooting his nephew while he was mowing the yard, then shooting himself

City Group Hospitality to open its fifth restaurant, this one Cajun

  WANTED: Suspects accused of stealing nearly $5k in cigarettes from gas station

BRPD offering women’s self defense class

  Denham Springs baby hears for the first time after cochlear implants

  Warrant claims court employee falsified results of 500+ drug tests

  EBRSO honors fallen deputy on second anniversary of his death with renaming of street

  Tx. governor visits with La. contractor group to discuss business opportunities

Baton Rouge man gets 8 years in jail after 50k+ child porn images found on his computers

  La. Smoking Cessation Trust encourages adults to quit, teens to not start for National Kick Butts Day

  32 new recruits begin training with Baton Rouge Police Department

Free shredding event scheduled for the week after Tax Day

Inmate recaptured after brief escape from Tangipahoa Parish Jail

  Second man arrested after teen killed, body dumped in Amite River

  Early voting begins Mar. 16 for Mar. 30 election

Baton Rouge man wins nearly $180k on Easy 5 quick-pick ticket