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

Bossier City runaway teen found in Baton Rouge

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

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

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

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

Family of Brusly Middle School student settles lawsuit after leaked video

Louisiana, Alabama senators file bill to improve evacuation routes in rural areas

Man arrested in alleged juvenile sexual abuse case from 25 years ago

Autopsy results released for young girl killed in house fire

President Trump approves request for federal disaster declaration in La.

Gov. Edwards signs first bills of 2019 regular legislative session into law

Supporters of Planned Parenthood to convene on La. capitol to take action against ‘extreme abortion bans’

2019 Bayou Country Superfest brings in nearly half the fans of last time concert was at Tiger Stadium

Coast Guard searching for oil platform worker in Gulf of Mexico

LDAF commissioner urges farmers to prepare for effects of potential Morganza Spillway opening

Dept. of Health monitoring hep A outbreak in Livingston Parish

Top La. baby names of 2018 announced

La. achieves highest state graduation rate ever

Louisiana comes in last place in 2019 Best States Rankings

#MakeSocksGreatAgain: La. lieutenant governor sports Trump socks during president’s visit to Louisiana

La. community, tech colleges to collaborate with Amazon to launch cloud computing programs

Children of EBRSO deputy killed in motorcycle wreck given model of his unit

Father arrested in beating death of 1-year-old son

E Feliciana deputy back on duty after officer-involved shooting death of Myron Flowers

Florida man pleads not guilty after allegedly scamming victims out of nearly $7M, including 2 from BR area

Another drug dealer involved in large-scale trafficking ring in Baton Rouge sentenced to prison

Woman accused of intentionally setting ex-boyfriend’s house on fire in Denham Springs

Man accused of attacking BRG nurse who died days later arrested for manslaughter

Baton Rouge rapper caught filming music video inside fire station without permission

Man found asleep on couch in Governor’s Mansion arrested