Rachel DePompa

Rachel DePompa

Investigative reporter

Rachel DePompa is NBC12's On Your Side Investigator. Rachel grew up in Waldorf, Md., and graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in broadcast journalism.Before joining WWBT in March of 2008 Rachel worked in Roanoke, Bristol and Harrisonburg.


  • 5 Edward R Murrow Awards for Investigative Reporting
  • 2016 Most Outstanding Effort by an Individual Reporter from the Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters
  • 3-time Emmy winner, 5 time Emmy nominee
  • 5 first place honors from the Virginia Association of Broadcasters


  • University of Maryland, Journalism

Recent Articles by Rachel

  Hidden Damage: Wrecked, flooded border patrol truck sold at dealership without damage declared

Warning about Facebook Messenger scams

  Watching Your Wallet: Student loan debt reaches all-time high

  Watching Your Wallet: Decade-by-decade, experts help you save for retirement

Planning a summer trip? Take these steps to avoid being scammed

Watching Your Wallet: Experts say to shop around for the best deals on car insurance and cell phone plans

  Watching Your Wallet: Make the most of your summer vacation

Watching Your Wallet: Spring housing market secrets revealed

  DNA Detectives: Scientists combining forensics with genealogy break ‘unsolvable’ cases

  Digital rollbacks: Millions of cars have false mileage on odometers

Watching Your Wallet: Experts give advice on reining in your tax refund

  Watching Your Wallet: Thousands of consumer complaints hidden in federal watchdog database

  Watching Your Wallet: Experts explain the new tax code in simple terms

  Multiple sex offenders found on Facebook despite ban

  What happens to gift cards for bankrupt companies?

Watching Your Wallet: How much could you earn if you invested your coffee money?

  Parents beware: Watch out for Fortnite charges on your credit card

  Watching Your Wallet: Strengthen your financial fitness before 2019

Knock-off phone accessories could pose danger

Watching Your Wallet: Company offering to help lower student debt under investigation

  Watching Your Wallet: Will Social Security be there when you retire?

How local political ads are popping up on your Facebook feed

  How to save for the holidays and avoid debt

  Watching Your Wallet: Budget now for holiday spending