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.”

Education:

  • University of Southern Mississippi: Graphic Design

Recent Articles by Rachael

Teen accused of causing fiery fatal crash after ‘God told him to kill himself’ being sent back to mental facility until next court date

LSU fan starts GoFundMe to buy Clemson mascot new outfit after numerous jokes about its appearance

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

Salvation Army launches ‘Kettle Pay’ so people can donate digitally

Teen charged for alleged rape of girl at high school; second teen charged for holding door shut

  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

RECALL ALERT: Beauty products recalled due to presence of asbestos

‘Very fortunate’: LSU responds to false alarm security scare

'LSU Needs a New Library’: GoFundMe started to pay for new library at LSU after major renovations made to locker room

Corps of Engineers announces closure of Bonnet Carré Spillway

Teen boy arrested, accused of stabbing caregiver to death

Officials, organizations react to Gov. Edwards signing abortion ban

Man accused of attacking BRG nurse who died days later arrested for manslaughter

Baton Rouge man sentenced to federal prison after threatening to kill president

Boosie Badazz released from jail after arrest in Georgia

La. woman facing murder charge after admitting to giving her toddler drugs daily for several months

President signs legislation to award Steve Gleason with Congressional Gold Medal

  Deputy, 3 civilians rescue elderly man from submerged vehicle

Bond set for 13-year-old accused of shooting, killing 6-year-old boy on Madison Avenue

LSU athletics director urges fans to ‘keep it clean’ for upcoming game