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

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

RECALL: Egg in veggie ramen may be contaminated with listeria

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

PediaSmart vanilla drink mix recalled due to undeclared milk allergen

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

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

Boosie Badazz released from jail after arrest in Georgia