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

  Reminder: Contact student loan holders in August

  Travel reward options during the pandemic

  Apps to help with your nest egg

  Ways to go about getting your medical records from Allison Breast Center

  Allison Breast Center patients having trouble getting records | Here’s what you can do

  Virginia Medical Board suspends license of Henrico doctor accused of misreading mammograms

  How to handle private student loans during the pandemic

On this Day: Elvis makes his last visit to Richmond

  A look inside how refinancing your home works

  Coronavirus-related consumer complaints pouring into the federal government

  Last-minute Father’s Day deals

  Ways to find hidden deals on Amazon

Making credit cards work for you

  New Richmond based company launches in the rental experience space

  How to get help with student loans

  Ways to get credit card relief if the debt is stressing you out

  Ways to get groceries delivered at a discount

  Talking to your teen about their credit report

  Ways to get help with rent money

On this day: D-Day invasion of Normandy

On this day: Patrick Henry dies in Virginia

The 130-year history behind the Robert E. Lee monument in Richmond

  Tips on paying down credit card debt

On this day: Captain Jack Jouett begins famous overnight ride that rivals that of Paul Revere

On this day: Nearly 50,000 Union troops launch assault at Cold Harbor

  Looking for extra cash during the health crisis? Check out this popular gas app

  What not to buy this time of year

On this day: 12 people are killed in Virginia Beach mass shooting

On this day: Robert E. Lee statue is unveiled in Richmond - the beginning of Monument Avenue

On this day: Patrick Henry, known for fiery speech inside St. John’s Church, is born