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

  FBI: Be vigilant online, now more than ever

Virginia Lawmakers will need to tackle interest when it comes to delayed tax payments

  Six ways to boost curb appeal if you need to sell your house

  Help with filing for unemployment benefits in Virginia

  Feds, states crack down on price gouging and hoarding of coronavirus supplies

Free online resources for your children

  Combating credit card troubles during the coronavirus crisis

  Be careful when you donate money toward coronavirus causes

  EXPERTS: Don’t start a 529 account too late

  Federal government warns about products with coronavirus claims

  Cheaper Streaming Alternatives

  Watch out for stimulus check fraud

  Watching Your Wallet: Travel insurance likely won’t cover coronavirus-related cancellations

  What the Fed rate cuts mean for consumers

  Warning: Dominion Service Scam

  Watching Your Wallet: With coronavirus causing market volatility, financial experts help you watch your nest egg

  Cutting Subscription and Streaming Service Costs

  Sanitized: Online listings for hand sanitizer, disinfectant advertise inflated prices

Only borrow what you need for college

  Americans are saving more

  Watch out for auto pay

  Congress takes up insurance rate discrimination

  Top 5 things to know about student loans

  What if your work doesn’t offer a 401K?

  Are you thinking of buying a home this spring when the market is hot?

Take the stress out of wedding planning

  3 things to do with your tax refund

  Rate Discrimination: Some insurance companies give better rates for customers with certain jobs, education

  The five C’s to getting a loan

  How Amazon Warehouse deals work