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

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

63 arrested across La. for child exploitation as part of Operation Broken Heart

Legal sale of CBD products begins in Louisiana

Raising Cane’s founder named one of best CEOs to work for in country

FATHER’S DAY FIGHT: Head of La. State Troopers Assoc. still employed after being arrested for reportedly firing shot at daughter’s boyfriend

La. governor requests disaster declaration for flooded fisheries

Abita announces Strawberry Lager now available year-round

Bossier City runaway teen found in Baton Rouge

  Build-A-Bear bringing back ‘Pay Your Age’ promotion, but with new rules

Top La. baby names of 2018 announced

La. achieves highest state graduation rate ever

Louisiana comes in last place in 2019 Best States Rankings

#MakeSocksGreatAgain: La. lieutenant governor sports Trump socks during president’s visit to Louisiana

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

Man found asleep on couch in Governor’s Mansion arrested

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

Boosie Badazz released from jail after arrest in Georgia

  La. Supreme Court calls for hearing in murder case due to lack of young people in jury pool

AG blasts governor after 30k kicked off Medicaid

Officials discuss proposed healthcare coverage for La. families, particularly pre-existing conditions

Critically endangered bongo, Beignet, born at Baton Rouge Zoo

Suspect involved in police chase that resulted in 12 vehicles hit says he doesn’t remember what happened

Sheriff: Man returns home to find wife tied up, dead

Five arrests made across La. for Medicaid welfare fraud

Victim identified in I-110 shooting that injured 2 others; suspect still at-large