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

  Try to avoid high interest loans

  Patient files $5 million negligence lawsuit against Allison Breast Center, doctor

  Is refinancing really a good option?

  Student loan scams to watch out for

  Needs vs Wants: How to save as the pandemic rolls on

  Money-saving apps you need to know

  Teaching your child to save money

  Teaching kids about finances through games

  Tips to save money buying a used car

  Does paying off your credit cards hurt your credit score?

  It may be time to cash out those credit card rewards

  Ways to beef up your savings account in the Pandemic

  Things that are cheaper in the pandemic

  Tips on managing money in a pandemic

One easy way to protect yourself while shopping online

  Be sure to get in the habit of opening your 401K statements

  Summer sales to watch out for in August

  Curbside pick-up is the latest shopping trend to offer savings

  Tips on paying bills now that the $600 weekly relief benefits are gone

  Back to Learning: Online back-to-school shopping

  Virginia’s Sales Tax Holiday starts today and runs through midnight Sunday

  Back to Learning: Some parents are still planning to spend money on supplies

  Son of famous U2 pilot, Francis Gary Powers, works to set the record straight about his father

  Back to Learning: Buying school supplies can wait

  Secrets of a Super Saver: Tips to save up to 29% of your yearly income

Building savings during a pandemic

  Former patient of Allison Breast Center urges more women to get second mammogram

  Colleges, universities planning mix of in-person and virtual learning

  Saving on your phone bill during COVID-19

  How to raise your credit score by 100 points