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

Statewide alert issued after cases of severe lung disease due to vaping reported in Louisiana; 13 cases so far

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

WANTED: Man accused of tricking elderly woman with dementia into giving him money

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

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