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.”
University of Southern Mississippi: Graphic Design
United States Senators John Kennedy, R-La., Doug Jones, D-Ala., and Bill Cassidy, R-La. have filed the Be Safe Act of 2019 to improve evacuation routes in rural areas by launching a $100 million competitive grant program for construction work on roads and bridges.
On Wednesday, May 29, Governor John Bel Edwards announced that President Donald Trump has approved his request for a federal disaster declaration for the state’s flood fight, including some emergency protective measures.
On Thursday, May 30, hundreds of supporters of Planned Parenthood from across Louisiana plan to meet at the capitol to voice their support for Planned Parenthood, meet with legislators, and take action against the “extreme abortion bans” being passed across the country, including in Louisiana.
The commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF), Mike Strain, is urging farmers to move their livestock and equipment to higher ground in order to be prepared for flooding if the Morganza Spillway is opened.
President Donald Trump toured Sempra Energy’s Cameron LNG Export Facility in Cameron Parish Tuesday, May 14, and Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser was sure to show off his choice of socks to the president.
Governor John Bel Edwards announced Wednesday, May 8 that Greater New Orleans, Inc. and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) are partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to unlock new opportunities in cloud computing.
A man from Miami, Florida has pleaded not guilty in federal court after allegedly committing wire fraud and international money laundering, scamming victims out of nearly $7 million, including two from the Baton Rouge area.