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.”

Contact Rachael via email at rachael.thomas@wafb.com

Education:

  • University of Southern Mississippi: Graphic Design

Recent Articles by Rachael

LSU plans to distribute one mask to every student, faculty and staff member in time for fall semester

Walmart now putting restrictions on some items, introducing senior shopping hour

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

RECALL: Egg in veggie ramen may be contaminated with listeria

  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

Natural dog treats from Brutus & Barnaby recalled for possible salmonella risk

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

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

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

ALERT: Kids’ pajamas from H&M recalled

RECALL ALERT: Toy Story 4 ‘Forky’ toy recalled for choking hazard

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

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

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

‘Found your fish’: Man admits to eating woman’s pet fish

FDA warns some antibiotics could cause aortic aneurysms to rupture