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

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

After LSU fan starts GoFundMe to buy Clemson mascot new outfit, money raised will be used to save wild tigers worldwide

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

ALERT: Depression medication recalled due to labeling error

ALERT: Egg salad sandwiches recalled due to possible listeria contamination

Family of special needs teen asking for help saving life of her puppy

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

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

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

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

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

Baton Rouge rapper caught filming music video inside fire station without permission

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

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

  LA chef sets Guinness World Record for largest pot of seafood gumbo

  Deputy, 3 civilians rescue elderly man from submerged vehicle

$25M bond set for man accused of possession of child porn