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.”


  • University of Southern Mississippi: Graphic Design

Recent Articles by Rachael

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

Joe Burrow’s high school to rename football stadium after him

14 La. artists nominated for 21 Grammy awards

Gov. Edwards will not hold inaugural ball the same day as National Championship game

Final debate trades substance for vitriol

President Trump taps La. native as next energy secretary

Ascension Parish deputy accidentally shoots another deputy

Gonzales man accused of pointing rifle at deputy during traffic stop, then jumping off bridge

Police report, surveillance video indicate couple involved in camel-biting incident may not have been entirely truthful

Man arrested after allegedly abusing, impregnating 16-year-old

30 cases of severe lung disease due to vaping reported in Louisiana

ARRESTED: Man accused of tricking elderly woman into giving him money turns himself in

LSU Athletics warns DirecTV, AT&T customers may not be able to watch LSU game vs. Northwestern State

Operating license revoked after child reportedly left in locked van at St. Amant daycare

CAUGHT: La. man accused of taking two school buses on joyrides

10 inmates injured in lightning strike while playing flag football

RECALL ALERT: Beauty products recalled due to presence of asbestos

Former governor Edwin Edwards rushed to hospital after blood sugar drop possibly linked to dehydration

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

LSU to hold active shooter drill Friday

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

Horses in La. test positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, West Nile Virus

Number of wildfires in La. down in last decade

Slaughter officer resigns after arrest, punching fire chief

LDAF: Medical marijuana cleared for release

ALERT: Kids’ pajamas from H&M recalled

SU alum, professor recalls working on Apollo 11 Mission to send first man to the moon

Iberia Parish deputy killed in mobile home fire in Erath; another deputy injured