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

Court employee arrested after allegedly falsifying results of 500+ drug tests

  Sheriff: Man returns home to find wife tied up, dead

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

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

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

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

Abortion numbers in Louisiana hit 10-year low

Man accused of hiring people to steal from Home Depot, Lowe’s, then selling items on Amazon

LPSO: 3 from Romania, 3 juveniles arrested in card skimming scheme

LSU AgCenter responds after accusations they violated medical marijuana law

IN CUSTODY: Inmate walks off job site on Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras parade horses find new homes thanks to adoption program

3 arrested after shots fired near New Roads Mardi Gras parade

Victim identified in I-110 shooting that injured 2 others; suspect still at-large

Gonzales PD asks residents not to share unverified info on social media after false report of abduction

Man jailed after videos of minor being raped reportedly found on phone

MISSING: Teen last seen Feb. 10; foul play possible

Construction worker killed in accident at Bullion Primary

Denham Springs man accused of interfering with crash scene investigation