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

Frozen, raw pet food recalled due to salmonella, listeria risk

Construction has begun at one of largest solar power facilities in La.

West Baton Rouge animal shelter says it’s full, is calling for people to adopt

BRPD officer injured while responding to domestic dispute thanks community for support in statement

Slaughter officer resigns after arrest, punching fire chief

10 arrested as part of large drug bust in Denham Springs

  Grand jury dismisses charges against officers involved in shooting death of Myron Flowers; video released

LDAF: Medical marijuana cleared for release

6 parishes added to emergency declaration for La. after Barry

Recent findings from National Geodetic Survey show Louisiana is in fact sinking

Makers of Tabasco visit White House for Made in America Product Showcase

1 arrested for cocaine possession during Barry after wreck on I-10

RECALL ALERT: Infant security blanket could pose choking hazard

RECALL ALERT: Toy Story 4 ‘Forky’ toy recalled for choking hazard

Restore LA begins issuing checks to flood victims impacted by duplication of benefits problem

Children’s pajamas recalled for violating flammability standards, posing burn risk to kids

Man suffers life-threatening injuries after trying to crawl under a rail car, police say

Volunteer firefighters accused in multiple arson cases

HIV cases in La. drop to lowest level in 10+ years

Gonzales man arrested after reportedly setting family member’s house on fire

La. to receive $4M grant for childhood immunizations

Corps of Engineers announces closure of Bonnet Carré Spillway

63 arrested across La. for child exploitation as part of Operation Broken Heart

Legal sale of CBD products begins in Louisiana

WWE Smackdown coming to Baton Rouge in August

Raising Cane’s founder named one of best CEOs to work for in country

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

Abita announces Strawberry Lager now available year-round

Nephew indicted on murder charge after hitting uncle with bat

Bossier City runaway teen found in Baton Rouge