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

  Home destroyed in fire on Queens Highway

  Woman accused of killing pregnant woman, removing unborn child from body pleads not guilty

Marshall water dept. will not use Feb. data to set sewer rate given severe winter weather storms

Man accused of killing cab driver in 2014 pleads guilty to manslaughter

Bossier City teen makes history as first female Eagle Scout in northwest La.

MISSING: Bossier Police looking for teens who ran away from youth shelter

Longview sex offender sentenced as part of international child sex abuse investigation

Gov. Edwards announces program to help renters, landlords affected by pandemic

Pedestrian hit by car at Jewella, Doris avenues

  Military family headed to BAFB loses everything, including child’s ashes, after U-Haul stolen in Georgia

SUSLA hosting vaccine clinic for veterans in conjunction with VA

La. secretary of state withdraws request for new voting machines

Minden Medical Center to hold weekly vaccination clinics starting March 4

Crews respond to rollover wreck on Jimmie Davis Bridge

  Hit and run claims life of Shreveport woman; police looking for person responsible

North Caddo Medical Center holding vaccination clinics

  Gov. Hutchinson holds weekly COVID-19 briefing, expands vaccine eligibility to food manufacturing workers

Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive connected to fatal shooting in Texarkana arrested

SporTran announces first female director of maintenance

SAVE OUR SENIORS: Gov. Abbot announces initiative to vaccinate homebound Texas seniors against COVID-19

3 arrested in Shreveport meth bust

United Cajun Navy helping out in Shreveport after severe winter weather

  Ark. governor extends public health emergency through March

COVID-19: ArkLaTex information hub

City of Shreveport hopes to lift boil advisory Saturday at the latest

La., Hawaii senators introduce bill to increase funding for schools performing research into minority health disparities

Man arrested after decomposing body found in burned trailer in Natchitoches

3 arrested in drug bust at Fern Ave. apartment complex

Drive-thru job fair coming to Shreveport in early March

  Most Shreveport residents should now have water service