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

  Coronavirus-related consumer complaints pouring into the federal government

  Wrong video conference help line routes to scammers

  Watching Your Wallet: Scammers found infiltrating legitimate job posting sites

  Small business owners find obstacles trying to get stimulus loans

  Robocalls advertising fake coronavirus-related products and bogus deals

  Feds, states crack down on price gouging and hoarding of coronavirus supplies

  Federal government warns about products with coronavirus claims

  Watching Your Wallet: Travel insurance likely won’t cover coronavirus-related cancellations

  Watching Your Wallet: With coronavirus causing market volatility, financial experts help you watch your nest egg

  Sanitized: Online listings for hand sanitizer, disinfectant advertise inflated prices

  Congress takes up insurance rate discrimination

  Rate Discrimination: Some insurance companies give better rates for customers with certain jobs, education

  Watching Your Wallet: How to become a 401(k) millionaire

  Watching Your Wallet: Make smart money moves before 2020

  Watching Your Wallet: Don’t break your gift budget this holiday season

  Hidden Damage: Wrecked, flooded border patrol truck sold at dealership without damage declared

  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