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
Black Friday shopping: The early bird gets the deal at Cherry Hill Mall
Gone are the days when shoppers would wait outside of stores and malls anticipating the moment they'd open for Black Friday shopping, right? Wrong. Shoppers still showed up before the crack of dawn at Cherry Hill Mall on Black Friday.
Lenápe descendant works to preserve the language of Pennsylvania's indigenous people
The Lenápe are the Indigenous people of Pennsylvania. Their language has been on the verge of extinction, but Shelley DePaul is now focused on bringing it back.
Colorado Springs nightclub bartender killed in shooting was native of Berks County
According to the Action News Data Journalism team, the Colorado Springs shooting was the ninth hate crime shooting in the U.S. this year. Those shootings have claimed 20 lives
National conference in Philadelphia encourages Black male teachers
"As many Black men as we have in this city, less than 5% of public school teachers identify as Black men," said Sharif El-Mekki, founder and CEO of the Center for Black Educator Development.
Vendors setting up in Philadelphia's Christmas Village
"This is what an actual Christmas market would look like in Germany," Lisa Leonhardi said. "The booths here at Love Park are all new."
Philadelphia man fighting gun violence nominated for national award
When Young Chances Foundation was founded 10 years ago, it focused more on sports and extracurricular activities. Now, it includes focus groups for children experiencing violence in their communities.
Philadelphia standing ready if migrants arrive from Texas
"We will welcome them with open arms and do everything we can to make the transition smooth," said Philadelphia's Mayor Jim Kenney on Sunday.
Veterans Day: Tuskegee Airman last known Delaware native to serve in esteemed group
The last living Delaware native to serve as a Tuskegee Airman has quite a story to tell.
Philadelphia native pens book about being pioneering Black Navy SEAL
John Watts was given the nickname "Shadow" by other SEALs as an alternative to a racial slur.
3 former Sharon Hill police officers plead guilty to lesser charge in fatal shooting of Fanta Bility
The three former Sharon Hill police officers charged with firing shots that killed 8-year-old Fanta Bility have pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment.