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

  2 new credit score programs to know about

  Generation Z to begin saving for homeownership

  Food containers shrink, but prices stay the same

Your typos could end up loading your computer with malware

  Ways to avoid being bitten by a tick

  Ways to avoid credit card debt

  Watching Your Wallet: Make the most of your summer vacation

  How to find deals at amusement parks

  Signs your smartphone is overheating

  12M Americans plan to sell their home in the next 18 months, survey says

  Best home renovations for your money

  Summer travel procrastinators: Book early to save money

  Federal government issues malware streaming warning

  How to maximize savings on deal websites

  'Cope Notes’ designed to turn your smartphone into a support group

  When travel insurance is important

  Watch out for wedding loans

  ‘Feels like yesterday’: Va. boy struck by lightning in 2009 sets sights on new path

  Data shows millionaires also love to save when shopping

  New scam tricks phone users into changing PIN

  Filing some insurance claims may hurt you

  Booking ‘hacker fares’ can lead to airfare savings

  Student loan debt can lead to divorce

  An excellent credit score can help you save money on bills

Watching Your Wallet: Spring housing market secrets revealed

  Tips to save money on beauty products

  How to turn trash to treasure

  Best days of the week to make certain purchases

  Avoiding credit card debt: Have a plan

  How meal planning can help save time and money