Rachel DePompa

Rachel DePompa

Investigative reporter

Rachel DePompa is NBC12's On Your Side Investigator. Rachel grew up in Waldorf, Md., and graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in broadcast journalism.Before joining WWBT in March of 2008 Rachel worked in Roanoke, Bristol and Harrisonburg.

Awards:

  • 5 Edward R Murrow Awards for Investigative Reporting
  • 2016 Most Outstanding Effort by an Individual Reporter from the Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters
  • 3-time Emmy winner, 5 time Emmy nominee
  • 5 first place honors from the Virginia Association of Broadcasters

Education:

  • University of Maryland, Journalism

Recent Articles by Rachel

  Watching Your Wallet: Decade-by-decade, experts help you save for retirement

Watching Your Wallet: Experts say to shop around for the best deals on car insurance and cell phone plans

  Watching Your Wallet: Make the most of your summer vacation

Watching Your Wallet: Spring housing market secrets revealed

  DNA Detectives: Scientists combining forensics with genealogy break ‘unsolvable’ cases

  Digital rollbacks: Millions of cars have false mileage on odometers

Watching Your Wallet: Experts give advice on reining in your tax refund

  Watching Your Wallet: Thousands of consumer complaints hidden in federal watchdog database

Mystery charges? It could be from a new game kids are playing

Tax refunds may be delayed due to IRS backlog

  Multiple sex offenders found on Facebook despite ban

New Apple scam more sophisticated than usual

Watching Your Wallet: How much could you earn if you invested your coffee money?

Scam alert for 2019: ‘Shimming’ is the new skimming

  Parents beware: Watch out for Fortnite charges on your credit card

  Watching Your Wallet: Strengthen your financial fitness before 2019

Watching Your Wallet: Company offering to help lower student debt under investigation

  Watching Your Wallet: Will Social Security be there when you retire?

How local political ads are popping up on your Facebook feed

  Watching Your Wallet: Budget now for holiday spending