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

  Tips before you go Black Friday shopping

On This Day: Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Ellen Glasgow dies in Richmond

  Chesterfield Schools sees uptick in COVID-19 cases, rise in 7-day average

  Shopping online versus in the stores

  Debt Lingers: How to avoid holiday debt staying with you into 2021

  Covid-19 along with Holiday spending

  Don’t let your pet put you into debt

On This Day: Virginia Military Institute became the nation’s first state-supported military school

  Watch out for credit card fees

On This Day: The League of Women Voters in Virginia organized in 1920

On This Day: Sally Louisa Tompkins - known as the ‘Angel of the Confederacy’ - is born in Virginia

  Sins of a bargain hunter

On This Day: 77 die in plane crash during emergency landing near Richmond

On This Day: Lewis and Clark mistakenly believe they reached the Pacific Ocean

  Figure out how much you can spend for holidays

On This Day: The Confederate States of America held presidential election in 1861

  Breaking down Richmond’s mayoral race

  Ways to save money on your energy bill

  RetailMeNot Day: Inside the 2-day shopping event

On This Day: The Jefferson Hotel opens

  Debt consolidation vs debt management

On This Day: Rocket explodes at Wallop’s Island

  A look at the debt avalanche method

On This Day: British General Charles Cornwallis is paroled

Fifth lawsuit filed against Henrico doctor accused of misreading mammograms

  Use a credit card for online purchases instead of debit card

On This Day: Nathaniel Bacon - of the famed Bacon’s Rebellion - dies in Virginia

  Need to cut down on debt? We look at the debt snowball method

On This Day: Famous naval aviator, explorer Richmond Evelyn Byrd is born

On This Day: Virginia mail worker is diagnosed with anthrax inhalation