Rachael Thomas

Rachael Thomas

Digital Content Executive Producer - KSLA

Shreveport, 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 grew substantially. After nearly five years at WAFB, Rachael moved to Shreveport to take on the role of digital content executive producer for one of WAFB's sister stations, KSLA.

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@ksla.com

Education:

  • University of Southern Mississippi: Graphic Design

Recent Articles by Rachael

Gov. Edwards encourages restaurants to register for SBA’s new Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Shreveport has seen 3 mass shootings so far in 2021; La. ranks highest in the country for rate of gun injuries

Sen. Kennedy introduces resolution to honor Drew Brees

New LDH dashboard show COVID-19 cases, deaths & vaccinations broken down by race in each parish

Gov. Edwards announces program to help renters, landlords affected by pandemic

La. secretary of state withdraws request for new voting machines

La., Hawaii senators introduce bill to increase funding for schools performing research into minority health disparities

Man arrested after decomposing body found in burned trailer in Natchitoches

La. state offices closed in 7 parishes as effects of winter storm still being felt

Man dead after slipping, falling on ice in Lafayette Parish; LDH marks first storm-related death

NYU student makes website where you can put Bernie Sanders in his mittens at any address

La. senators react to inauguration of President Joe Biden

Dispute between governor, AG over COVID-19 restrictions in La. continues; Landry releases statement

La. to receive $3M+ in Apple iPhone performance throttling lawsuit

LSU Athletics laying off employees amid COVID-19 pandemic

First death of Hurricane Zeta reported in New Orleans

Kansas tweets that head coach Les Miles has COVID-19

LSU football season will open at 25% capacity in Tiger Stadium; no tailgating allowed during 2020 season

Phone line to find Hurricane Laura evacuees in state-provided hotel rooms

Sen. Bill Cassidy recovers from coronavirus

LSU students returning to campus for fall semester

Progressive, Farm Bureau announce car insurance rate decreases for the fall

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La. Supreme Court announces changes to bar exam for August, October

LDH attributes 4th death to Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

OLOL requests federal help due to surge in COVID-19 cases

Invasive species of snail adversely affecting crawfish, rice crops in Louisiana

American Idol Laine Hardy says he has recovered from COVID-19

La. governor signs budget, directs state agency heads to be ready for possible mid-year cuts

LSU announces changes to fall semester due to COVID-19