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

SU Law Center launches mental health app for students

Congressman requests $100M in fisheries disaster assistance to be allocated to La. after record-setting opening of Bonnet Carre Spillway

If Astrological Signs Were Southern: Are you a crawfish, gator, or cicada?

  La. to receive federal grant money for marine highway projects

ALERT: Egg salad sandwiches recalled due to possible listeria contamination

Cottage cheese recalled due to possible presence of red plastic, metal

Salvation Army launches ‘Kettle Pay’ so people can donate digitally

Babies in the NICU at Ochsner get all dressed up for Halloween

Cajun Navy 2016 changes name to ‘set them apart’ from other organizations

Teen charged for alleged rape of girl at high school; second teen charged for holding door shut

  La., Pa. senators introduce bill to require colleges to post information online about hazing incidents

  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: 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