Rachael Thomas

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.”

Recent Articles by Rachael

LPSO: Body of missing man found; no foul play suspected

LSUPD sends letter to parents after string of crimes on campus

Suspect accused in Wayde Sims' shooting death formally indicted

DCFS reports early issuance of Feb. food stamps for La. recipients complete

FDA warns some antibiotics could cause aortic aneurysms to rupture

Angola inmates earn seminary degrees

Family of Wayde Sims creates emotional support dog fund for LSU students

Sen. Kennedy: ‘It would be downright stupid to shut down the government’

LSU’s Devin White named 2018 winner of Butkus Award

LSU, Les Miles reach settlement agreement for $1.5M

LSU sorority put on suspension after suspected hazing activities

How to report suspected voter fraud

La. Highway Safety Commission says roads are more dangerous on Halloween than New Year’s Eve

Officials looking for motorcyclist after shots allegedly fired at officer during chase

Congressman Garret Graves starts GoFundMe to pay LSU’s fine for fans storming the field

Louisiana first responders head to Florida ahead of Hurricane Michael

Tailgating for LSU Greeks at houses, Parade Grounds banned for remainder of season

La. secretary of state warns residents of voter registration scam

Baby cow shot, killed; teen charged with animal cruelty

High school football player accused of raping LSU student on campus