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

  New parent spending don’ts

  Ways to clear up that holiday debt hangover

  Best advice you can give your child for their first job

  Pitfalls of the 7-year auto loan

  Apps to help with your financial New Year’s resolutions

  How to find real secret shopper programs

  Being cheap isn’t always the answer

  It’s the New Year! It’s time to check up on your 401K

  A step-by-step guide on what to do if you’ve been scammed

  What new parents really need to buy

On This Day: The 28th President of the United States is born in Virginia

  Watching Your Wallet: Make smart money moves before 2020

  Fun ways to save money in the new year

On This Day: Richmond Theater burns, killing more than 70 people including Virginia’s Governor

The secrets to smooth gift returns

On This Day: One of the Muse Brothers, who was later abducted to perform in the circus, is born near Roanoke

On This Day: George Washington resigns his commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army

  Out-of-network ATM fees reach new record high of $4.72

  Setting realistic savings goals in the New Year

  New Richmond based company helps you clear your garage and make money

On This Day: News of George Washington’s death reaches Congress

On This Day: 13th Amendment abolishing slavery is certified by the Secretary of State

On This Day: Wright Brothers take flight in the Outer Banks of North Carolina

On This Day: Hundreds of chests of tea are dumped in the Boston Harbor

On This Day: Great White Fleet embarked on a worldwide voyage from Virginia

  Here’s how to save $2,000 dollars in 2020

  The one insurance you should have, but probably don’t

  BBB Warning: Puppy scams are rampant

  Don’t let those credit card rewards expire by the end of the year

  Richmond FBI: Watching out for those pop up ads while shopping online