Rachael Thomas

Rachael Thomas

Digital Content Executive Producer - KSLA

Shreveport, 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 grew substantially. After nearly five years at WAFB, Rachael moved to Shreveport to take on the role of digital content executive producer for one of WAFB's sister stations, KSLA.

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.”

Contact Rachael via email at rachael.thomas@ksla.com

Education:

  • University of Southern Mississippi: Graphic Design

Recent Articles by Rachael

Dispute between governor, AG over COVID-19 restrictions in La. continues; Landry releases statement

La. approved for $200M+ in Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement funds for coastal restoration projects

Nephew pleads guilty to manslaughter charge after hitting uncle with baseball bat, killing him

Gov. Edwards signs another round of bills into law, vetoes parts of another

Former Central teacher arrested on alleged Peeping Tom charge

LSU Athletics laying off employees amid COVID-19 pandemic

Emergency SNAP benefits extended through November for La. families

LSUPD searching for person reportedly involved in sexual battery on campus

First death of Hurricane Zeta reported in New Orleans

2-year-old shot, killed in violent crime spree

Kansas tweets that head coach Les Miles has COVID-19

LSU now encouraging students to be tested for COVID-19 monthly

Main Street Recovery Program in Louisiana stops accepting new applications after exhausting funding

Budget sweeps cause treasurer’s office to temporarily halt unclaimed property payouts

Democrats accuse Ardoin of ‘voter suppression, gross incompetence' over website outage; Ardoin says it was maintenance

DSNAP application period ending Wednesday

The Blood Center in BR, NOLA areas puts out call for blood for Denham football player who collapsed during practice

Court issues ruling on upcoming elections in La. amid pandemic

LSU announces changes for student tickets for this football season

LSU football season will open at 25% capacity in Tiger Stadium; no tailgating allowed during 2020 season

Phone line to find Hurricane Laura evacuees in state-provided hotel rooms

Sen. Bill Cassidy recovers from coronavirus

Gov. Edwards signs executive orders to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, enhance coastal resilience

  CELL PHONE VIDEO: Chili’s hostess reportedly attacked by large group of women; family sets up GoFundMe

La. Supreme Court announces changes to bar exam for August, October

LDH attributes 4th death to Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

LSP investigation results in several insurance fraud arrests across multiple parishes

First reported case of dog testing positive for virus that causes COVID-19 recorded in Louisiana

About 700 La. businesses have received at least 1 violation of COVID-19 restrictions since May

LWC offering job search assistance as $600 per week federal unemployment benefits comes to an end