Rachel DePompa

Rachel DePompa

Investigative reporter

Rachel DePompa is NBC12's On Your Side Investigator. Rachel grew up in Waldorf, Md., and graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in broadcast journalism.Before joining WWBT in March of 2008 Rachel worked in Roanoke, Bristol and Harrisonburg.


  • 5 Edward R Murrow Awards for Investigative Reporting
  • 2016 Most Outstanding Effort by an Individual Reporter from the Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters
  • 3-time Emmy winner, 5 time Emmy nominee
  • 5 first place honors from the Virginia Association of Broadcasters


  • University of Maryland, Journalism

Recent Articles by Rachel

  4 ways to build your credit score

  Back-to-school savings on laptops

  When to buy back-to-school items

  Back-to-school savings hacks for parents

  Majority of parents admit to spending too much on back-to-school shopping

  Ways to save on back-to-school shopping

  Law enforcement offer safe exchange zones for online purchases

  One expense you must budget

  State regulatory agency may tackle surprise medical bills

  Study finds wedding parties feel pressure to spend

  Watching Your Wallet: Decade-by-decade, experts help you save for retirement

  Box Tops program goes digital

  Tax-free weekend starts today

  Older millennials have most credit cards

  You’ve been hacked... now what?

  Cardless banking trend grows

  Boosting your credit card rewards

Charlottesville Police Department adds car attack to federal hate crime data

  Ways to save on a summer vacation

  Wants vs. needs: Try the ‘50/30/20’ budget plan

Do you really need that vacation?

  Planning a summer trip? Take these steps to avoid being scammed

  Why you need to educate teens on using credit cards

Amazon Prime Day: Deals and steals you’ll find online

  Watch the retirement fees on your account

  25 years ago, a brutal Petersburg murder led to forensic history

  Why paying credit with credit is a big red flag

  Several apps can help you save, but which is best?

  Start small: Save $5 here and $10 there

  Fourth of July: Best items to buy