Rachael Thomas

Rachael Thomas

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

Statewide alert issued after cases of severe lung disease due to vaping reported in Louisiana; 18 cases so far

ARRESTED: Man accused of tricking elderly woman into giving him money turns himself in

5 arrested in heroin bust at multiple locations; multiple guns seized

CAUGHT: La. man accused of taking two school buses on joyrides

RECALL: Air rifles can unexpectedly fire, posing risk of serious injury or death

RECALL: Children’s pajamas recalled for risk of burn injury

CAUGHT: Teen accused of shooting into parents’ house with semi-automatic rifle

State fire marshal asks for donations to build fire house for Spirit of Louisiana

More than 27,000 beers sold at Tiger Stadium during first game under new SEC policy

Former governor Edwin Edwards rushed to hospital after blood sugar drop possibly linked to dehydration

LSU launches Safe Driver Tiger program for home football games

Children’s bath toy recalled due to laceration, choking hazard

LSU Athletics releases list of beer, wine to be sold in Tiger Stadium; feedback wanted

President Trump approves major disaster declaration for areas in La. affected by Hurricane Barry

2 schools in EBR, 1 in Ascension show greater than 70% top growth in English language arts and math

Former parole officer accused of having inappropriate relationship with parolee

World’s heaviest grapefruit is in Louisiana; Guinness World Record awarded

Inmate serving time for attempted murder recaptured after walking off job site

LSU to hold active shooter drill Friday

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

Frozen, raw pet food recalled due to salmonella, listeria risk

BRPD officer injured while responding to domestic dispute thanks community for support in statement

Grand jury dismisses charges against officers involved in shooting death of Myron Flowers; video released

ALERT: Kids’ pajamas from H&M recalled

6 parishes added to emergency declaration for La. after Barry

Recent findings from National Geodetic Survey show Louisiana is in fact sinking

Baton Rouge native named First Rookie of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2020 issue

Children’s pajamas recalled for violating flammability standards, posing burn risk to kids

Man suffers life-threatening injuries after trying to crawl under a rail car, police say

HIV cases in La. drop to lowest level in 10+ years