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.

Awards:

  • 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

Education:

  • University of Maryland, Journalism

Recent Articles by Rachel

  Watching Your Wallet: Make the most of your summer vacation

Watching Your Wallet: Spring housing market secrets revealed

  DNA Detectives: Scientists combining forensics with genealogy break ‘unsolvable’ cases

  Digital rollbacks: Millions of cars have false mileage on odometers

Watching Your Wallet: Experts give advice on reining in your tax refund

  Watching Your Wallet: Thousands of consumer complaints hidden in federal watchdog database

Tax refunds may be delayed due to IRS backlog

  Watching Your Wallet: Experts explain the new tax code in simple terms

  Multiple sex offenders found on Facebook despite ban

Watching Your Wallet: How much could you earn if you invested your coffee money?

Scam alert for 2019: ‘Shimming’ is the new skimming

  Parents beware: Watch out for Fortnite charges on your credit card

  Watching Your Wallet: Strengthen your financial fitness before 2019

Watching Your Wallet: Company offering to help lower student debt under investigation

  Watching Your Wallet: Will Social Security be there when you retire?

How local political ads are popping up on your Facebook feed

  Watching Your Wallet: Budget now for holiday spending