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

Make sure you know what mortgage you can afford when shopping for a house

  Old school budgeting with a pen and paper is still a good way to go

  Zero Balance: Customers say gift cards from resale website were drained

  Study: 28 million people plan to buy a home next year

  Here are some ways you can have fun goals in your budget

  Using travel rewards once you start traveling again

Experts: Get your documents together and file your taxes as soon as possible

  Just because you’re driving less doesn’t mean you can skip vehicle maintenance

  Make sure you hire a professional realtor when selling your home

  Getting ready for a big-ticket purchase takes time

  How to give yourself a break, reset goals

  Tip: Find out now if you owe taxes this year

  Ways to improve your credit score

  Ways to save on Valentine’s Day

  STUDY: 42% of Americans say their financial situation has gotten worse in the pandemic

  The Long Wait: Americans stuck waiting months for disability benefit decisions

  Update your retirement contributions

  If you are not holding yard sales just yet we have a few ideas for your stuff

  If you are looking for a new TV, this is the time of year to find the best deals

  What to know about filing your taxes this year

  Dominion Energy offering home assessment that could lower your bill

  Ways to boost your income from the experts

  PHOTOS: Snowy Sunday in Central Virginia

  Paying off debt in 2021

  Get organized around your debt

  Should you wait to file your taxes or file right away?

  Find ways to shop smart!

  Make sure you don’t overspend in 2021

  What to do if you can’t transfer credit card debt

  Ideas for paying off credit card debt