TaRhonda Thomas
TaRhonda Thomas comes to Action News from Denver, Colorado. She joined the team as a reporter in February 2019.


Before working in Denver, TaRhonda was an anchor and reporter in Richmond, Virginia. She also reported and anchored in Colorado Springs after beginning her television career in Morgan City, Louisiana.


TaRhonda is an alumna of Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!) and earned her Master's Degree in Media, Film and Journalism Studies from the University of Denver. TaRhonda is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.


The Louisiana native has earned national and regional recognition including awards from the Associated Press, Edward R. Murrow Awards, Heartland Emmys and the National Association of Black Journalists.


When she's not reporting the news, TaRhonda spends countless weekends cheering for her three children in their never-ending sports and activities. She enjoys spending time with her husband (a Philadelphia-area native), exercising, reading (historical non-fiction is a favorite), shopping and visiting her parents in Louisiana.

TaRhonda's Stories
Paramotor pilot creates unusual sight in Fairmount Park
Drivers called police reporting that a person was parachuting from the sky, presumably from a plane that had trouble.
World War II veteran receives long-overdue honor
Nelson Henry waited 75 years for a pivotal moment. It was the moment that the Army designated the 96-year-old's discharge as "honorable."
Norristown family pleading for answers after hit-and-run driver kills Vietnam veteran
A disabled Vietnam veteran was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Norristown, Pennsylvania on Sunday night, according to the victim's family.
Philadelphia teacher creates event to showcase student voices 
Children from first to seventh grades showed off their talent, and voices, as part of a special showcase.
Man survives being shot 15 times in Kensington
Police say it's miraculous that a 27-year-old man shot at least 15 times not only survived his injuries but walked into the hospital to get help.
Mother accused of shooting, killing her children and husband in Tacony
A mother is accused of shooting and killing her husband and their two young children inside a Philadelphia home.
Students forced out by asbestos start in new temporary classrooms
More than a month after the students in Philadelphia Public Schools had their first day of school, some of those same students are having another first day.
Philadelphia police executing warrant find 43 birds, suspected cockfighting operation
Philadelphia police serving a warrant at a home in Kensington stumbled upon dozens of roosters, authorities said.
Police on alert following Upper Darby High School threats
The threat was enough for the school district and Upper Darby police to increase security measures on Friday.
Pizza shop customers robbed at gunpoint in Olney
Police said a man with a mustard-colored mask robbed several customers of Ed's Pizza of their wallets before driving away in a black Lexus.