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

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

Recent findings from National Geodetic Survey show Louisiana is in fact sinking

Makers of Tabasco visit White House for Made in America Product Showcase

RECALL ALERT: Toy Story 4 ‘Forky’ toy recalled for choking hazard

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

HIV cases in La. drop to lowest level in 10+ years

Angola employee arrested, resigns after allegedly having relationship with inmate

63 arrested across La. for child exploitation as part of Operation Broken Heart

Legal sale of CBD products begins in Louisiana

FATHER’S DAY FIGHT: Head of La. State Troopers Assoc. still employed after being arrested for reportedly firing shot at daughter’s boyfriend

It’s NOT porn: Iberville Parish Council says adult video store sign is prop for movie

Officials, organizations react to Gov. Edwards signing abortion ban

President Trump approves request for federal disaster declaration in La.

Gov. Edwards signs first bills of 2019 regular legislative session into law

Supporters of Planned Parenthood to convene on La. capitol to take action against ‘extreme abortion bans’

Target recalls charging cable due to shock, fire hazards

Pajamas, robes for kids recalled due to risk of burn injuries

Coast Guard searching for oil platform worker in Gulf of Mexico

Gov. Edwards launches task force to protect Louisianans with preexisting conditions

Gov. Edwards: Louisiana unemployment rate lowest on record

Top La. baby names of 2018 announced

#MakeSocksGreatAgain: La. lieutenant governor sports Trump socks during president’s visit to Louisiana

Father arrested in beating death of 1-year-old son

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

Man found asleep on couch in Governor’s Mansion arrested

Baton Rouge man sentenced to federal prison after threatening to kill president

Boosie Badazz released from jail after arrest in Georgia

  Suspect involved in police chase that resulted in 12 vehicles hit says he doesn’t remember what happened

Additional name added to list of Baton Rouge clergymen accused of sexual abuse of minors