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

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

  Judge tosses marijuana charge for man who legally purchased CBD product

  Five things you can do now to add instant value to your home

  Make sure you shop around for a mortgage when buying a home

  Selling stuff online? Here are some sites to help

  Experts say it’s important to teach young kids the value of money

  More stores begin to offer curbside pick up

  How to combat impulsive purchasing

  Watching Your Wallet: Student loan debt reaches all-time high

  Study: Most Boomers only have 30% of what’s needed for retirement

  Best items to buy at Walmart

  Target launches new ‘Target Circle’ loyalty program

  Fake Social Security claims are the most frequently used phone scam

  What happens when you cancel a credit card?

  Best days of the week to grocery shop

  Motorcycle ride aims to end gun violence in Richmond

  3 tips to getting the best loan rate

  Many people still borrowing from their parents

  How much house can you afford?

  You have a right to post an honest review about a business

  Credit score needed to buy a new car

  Wipe the data from old phones before you switch

  How to get the most out of cashback rewards

  Tips on preparing for tax season

  Scam alert: Chatty Words with Friends players prey on women

  How to spend less at the grocery store

  Best deals and steals this Labor Day

  Americans are getting financial advice from Google

  Bankruptcy filers often have student debt

  Is paperless billing hurting your finances?