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

  FATHER’S DAY FIGHT: Head of La. State Troopers Assoc. still employed after being arrested for reportedly firing shot at daughter’s boyfriend

  It’s NOT porn: Iberville Parish Council says adult video store sign is prop for movie

  La. governor requests disaster declaration for flooded fisheries

Crews respond to fire at Capitol Freightliner on Sherwood Commons

Restore LA speaks out after duplication of benefits fix for ’16 flood victims announced

  EBRCOA launches ‘Lotus Rides’ transportation program for seniors

  Abita announces Strawberry Lager now available year-round

  Nephew indicted on murder charge after hitting uncle with bat

  HUD releases guidance on duplication of benefits fix; ‘Still at the mercy of federal government’ says Gov. Edwards

Police still working unsolved homicide case from 1982

  DOC: Angola employee arrested for smuggling cellphones, money to inmates

Sprouts Farmers Market coming to Baton Rouge

  Retired WAFB anchor, Donna Britt, to be inducted into La. Justice Hall of Fame

  Zachary PD searching for lawnmower thief

  National Seersucker Day is June 13

WANTED: Man accused of stealing chainsaw

Bossier City runaway teen found in Baton Rouge

  Historical marker stolen from Pointe Coupee Parish

  #OperationBirthdayBlast: Zachary PD uses social media to find wanted criminals

Police searching for person who stole vehicle on Kleinert Ave.

  Build-A-Bear bringing back ‘Pay Your Age’ promotion, but with new rules

Downtown Development District announces opening of new cafe on 3rd Street

  Former pastor in Donaldsonville extradited back to Ascension Parish after alleged misuse of at least $60k in church money

Baton Rouge native featured in 2019 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

  La. Dept. of Health to begin issuing permits for hemp, CBD manufacturers

  Men wanted for alleged vehicle burglaries at Plantation Trailer Park

  Good Samaritans save small dog thrown off bridge; Humane Society offering $500 reward for info

  ‘Let it burn’: Denham Springs man accused of setting sister’s trailer on fire, trying to keep firefighter from putting it out

  Bond reduced for man accused of shooting, killing LSU basketball star Wayde Sims

La. legislative session ends; gov. signs 45 bills into law