TaRhonda Thomas
TaRhonda Thomas comes to Action News from Denver, Colorado. She joined the team as a reporter in February 2019 and was named Action News's first Race and Culture Reporter in March 2021.


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
Alleged racial slurs, issues with property lines at center of Bucks County neighbor dispute
Issues with water runoff, property lines, real estate, and alleged racial slurs are at the center of a long and distressing dispute between neighbors in a Bucks County community.
In-person programs for people with disabilities return after COVID pause
Along Boathouse Row on Kelly Drive, 30-year-old Frank Ganther thought about how much it meant to him to be out rowing on the water.
West Philadelphia bookshop gets national spotlight in NBA Finals
As exciting as Tuesday's NBA Finals game is guaranteed to be, some people will be watching to see a big moment for a neighborhood bookstore in West Philadelphia.
Petition calls for end to diversity, equity & inclusion program in Downingtown schools
Diversity, equity and inclusion: it's an education some parents want to be left out of their child's curriculum. The issue has spawned a debate within the Downingtown Area School District.
Study finds that higher death rates for Black COVID patients tied to hospital quality
A new study by Penn Medicine shows that with one change, the death rate among African-Americans hospitalized with COVID could be 10% lower.
Historic swim club takes on mission of teaching children
As 6-year-old Alina Brinson stood with her tiny toes hanging off the edge of the diving board, there was one word to describe how she looked: terrified.
Cosby spends second day of freedom after release from prison as accusers react
When Cosby's moment to leave prison arrived, it was a shock to the 83-year-old who had been in jail for nearly three years after being convicted of sexual assault.
Cosby accusers' victim advocate reacts to comedian's release: 'He should die in prison'
"It's unjust that he doesn't die in prison." The former Commonwealth of Pennsylvania victim advocate, who helped the women who testified against Bill Cosby, was beside herself Wednesday after the comedian was released from prison.
LGBTQ+ elected officials making history locally and nationally
Pride Month is coming to a close, but the work for equality will continue long after the month is over. Much of that work is happening with local and state elected officials who are members of the LGBTQ community
Local residents, activists react to Derek Chauvin sentencing
Black Lives Matter Philly core organizer Ismael Jiminez knew that former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin likely wouldn't get the minimum sentence for killing George Floyd.