Rachel DePompa

Investigative reporter
Rachel DePompa

Rachel DePompa is Director of Investigations and a mid-day anchor for 12 On Your Side.

Rachel’s been a staple of Richmond television for more than 15 years. She’s won numerous Emmys and has served on the board of the Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Rachel grew up in Waldorf, Md., and graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in broadcast journalism. Rachel also hosts, writes and edits our How We Got Here Podcast.

She got her start in TV anchoring newscasts in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She also worked in Bristol and Roanoke before joining WWBT in March of 2008. Rachel met her husband here in Richmond and loves spending time with her family, which includes twins - a boy and a girl.

  • University of Maryland, Journalism
  • Affiliations
  • Member of the Investigative Reporters and Editors
  • Awards
  • 5 Edward R Murrow Awards for Investigative Reporting
  • 2016 Most Outstanding Effort by an Individual Reporter from the Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters
  • 4-time Emmy winner and 8-time nominee
  • 6 first place honors from the Virginia Association of Broadcasters