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

  Coronavirus-related consumer complaints pouring into the federal government

  Wrong video conference help line routes to scammers

  Watching Your Wallet: Scammers found infiltrating legitimate job posting sites

  Small business owners find obstacles trying to get stimulus loans

  Robocalls advertising fake coronavirus-related products and bogus deals

  Feds, states crack down on price gouging and hoarding of coronavirus supplies

  Federal government warns about products with coronavirus claims

  Watching Your Wallet: Travel insurance likely won’t cover coronavirus-related cancellations

  Watching Your Wallet: With coronavirus causing market volatility, financial experts help you watch your nest egg

  Sanitized: Online listings for hand sanitizer, disinfectant advertise inflated prices

  Congress takes up insurance rate discrimination

  Rate Discrimination: Some insurance companies give better rates for customers with certain jobs, education

  Watching Your Wallet: How to become a 401(k) millionaire

  Watching Your Wallet: Make smart money moves before 2020

  Watching Your Wallet: Don’t break your gift budget this holiday season

  Hidden Damage: Wrecked, flooded border patrol truck sold at dealership without damage declared

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

  Watching Your Wallet: Decade-by-decade, experts help you save for retirement

Watching Your Wallet: Experts say to shop around for the best deals on car insurance and cell phone plans

  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

Why canceling gym memberships can be difficult

  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

Take steps to protect children’s identity

Tax refunds may be delayed due to IRS backlog

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

What NOT to buy at warehouse stores