Rachael Thomas

Rachael Thomas

WAFB 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.”


  • University of Southern Mississippi: Graphic Design

Recent Articles by Rachael

St. Helena Parish deputy shoots, kills man who allegedly came to door with weapon

More than $2.2M in alcohol sold at Tiger Stadium in 2019

3 arrested after teen boy shot, killed walking home from school

Man accused of raping female LSU student in parking lot of dorm

Visitor charged after allegedly trying to smuggle synthetic marijuana into prison inside body

5 more plead guilty in 'Felony Lane Gang’ bank fraud scheme

1 in custody after 5 masked, armed males reportedly robbed Dollar General at gunpoint

JPSO: Deputy fires shots at murder suspect apprehended in Tigerland

New app can alert parents if registered sex offender contacts their child

Final debate trades substance for vitriol

Woman jailed after allegedly hitting pregnant woman with car during argument

3 arrested in connection with fatal double shooting in Tigerland

La. attorney general calls for crackdown on illegal online alcohol sales

Principal: Football player injured during Riverside-Southern Lab game ‘doing well’

AG Landry announces 21 arrests by Medicaid Fraud Control Unit

  Man whose dog was left in stolen truck to die pays for surgery for dog whose legs were cut off

Police report, surveillance video indicate couple involved in camel-biting incident may not have been entirely truthful

Florida man pleads guilty after allegedly scamming victims out of nearly $7M, including 2 from BR area

Arrest made after shooting at club in Livingston Parish

Louisiana senators respond to Nancy Pelosi calling for impeachment of President Trump

Man arrested after allegedly abusing, impregnating 16-year-old

30 cases of severe lung disease due to vaping reported in Louisiana

LSU Athletics warns DirecTV, AT&T customers may not be able to watch LSU game vs. Northwestern State

RECALL: Children’s pajamas recalled for risk of burn injury

Gov. Edwards requests SBA assistance for those impacted by Hurricane Barry in 3 parishes

More than 27,000 beers sold at Tiger Stadium during first game under new SEC policy

Denham PD believes man accused of scamming elderly woman may be in Georgia

Former governor Edwin Edwards rushed to hospital after blood sugar drop possibly linked to dehydration

PediaSmart vanilla drink mix recalled due to undeclared milk allergen

LSU Athletics releases list of beer, wine to be sold in Tiger Stadium; feedback wanted