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

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

RECALL ALERT: Beauty products recalled due to presence of asbestos

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

PediaSmart vanilla drink mix recalled due to undeclared milk allergen

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

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

'LSU Needs a New Library’: GoFundMe started to pay for new library at LSU after major renovations made to locker room

Couple weds early in Baton Rouge hospital after bride’s father given just weeks to live

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

Corps of Engineers announces closure of Bonnet Carré Spillway

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

Louisiana, Alabama senators file bill to improve evacuation routes in rural areas

Target recalls charging cable due to shock, fire hazards

Coast Guard searching for oil platform worker in Gulf of Mexico

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

Boosie Badazz released from jail after arrest in Georgia

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

  Mardi Gras parade horses find new homes thanks to adoption program

Louisiana, Pennsylvania governors make friendly wager ahead of Saints vs. Eagles matchup

Fugitives wanted for murder out of Washington Parish arrested in Alabama

FDA warns some antibiotics could cause aortic aneurysms to rupture

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

MISSING AND ENDANGERED: Mother, 2 kids last seen Sept. 13