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

  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

  Watching Your Wallet: Make smart money moves before 2020

  Apps for your young adult may really like for figuring out finances

  The trick to teaching your kids to save

  The one step you need to take now to make your social media accounts more secure

  Make sure you college student understands their student debt

How to get your Christmas shopping organized

  Three tips to save money on a new phone

  Watching Your Wallet: Don’t break your gift budget this holiday season

  Tips for securing those 2019 hot holiday toys

  How to ‘hack’ that holiday trip and save money

  ‘A warrior’: Cancer survivor hopes more women get genetic tests

  How to spot a good deal while shopping

  Apps to help with your holiday shopping

  Your Black Friday shopping outlook for 2019

  Time for a financial checkup. Are you ready for 2020?

Thanksgiving air travelers will spend nearly a thousand dollars in November

  Stores that offer military discounts year-round

  How to spend less on glasses

  Killing the urge to overspend

  How to save on holiday and children’s birthday party

  Hidden Damage: Wrecked, flooded border patrol truck sold at dealership without damage declared

  Trick yourself into saving money

  Warning about Facebook Messenger scams

  Sometimes chasing credit card rewards is a mistake

The rise of student debt is hurting home ownership

  Looking to sell your home? Here are five things that make your home lose value