TaRhonda Thomas
TaRhonda Thomas joined the Action News team as a reporter in February 2019 and was named Action News's first Race and Culture Reporter in March 2021.


Before coming to Philadelphia, TaRhonda worked as an anchor and reporter in Denver, Colorado. She was also an anchor and reporter in Richmond, Virginia and in Colorado Springs. She began her television career in Morgan City, Louisiana.


TaRhonda is a Louisiana native and an alumna of LSU (Geaux Tigers!). She 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 Emmy-award-winning journalist has earned national and regional recognition including an Edward R. Murrow Award and awards from the Associated Press, and the National Association of Black Journalists.


TaRhonda became Gold Star sister when her brother, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Terry Thomas, made the ultimate sacrifice. For that reason, she is passionate about advocating for Gold Star families, military families and veterans.


When she's not reporting the news, TaRhonda is a busy wife and mom of three very athletic and active kids. She enjoys working out, indulging in skincare, spending time with her family and visiting her parents in Louisiana.


TaRhonda's Stories
Racist message found written in bathroom of Philadelphia Catholic girls school
A message found on the bathroom wall of Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls was serious enough to get not only the Archbishop of Philadelphia involved, but also the Philadelphia Police Department.
Even with progress, diversity of Oscar nominees remains a concern
Even with a historic nomination this year, some are calling out the Oscars for not valuing diversity. That includes the woman who created a viral hashtag in response to the lack of diversity in the storied awards.
Judge throws out man's conviction for deadly 1994 fire in West Philadelphia
A man serving time on death row was exonerated and ordered to be released by a Philadelphia judge on Wednesday.
Surge pricing for your Frosty? Why Wendy's lunch rush could cost you more
Experts say it's an unusual move for a fast-food restaurant to engage in a strategy that involves raising prices at peak times instead of lowering prices to drive more traffic.
'Distinguished Young Gentlemen' visit 6abc Studios
"I wear a suit and tie every day," said Dwayne Eric Frazier who founded the group three years ago with the help of school volunteer, Gordon Stewart, who is equally dapper.
Marchers complete 8-day walk to D.C. for peace in Israel, Gaza
Marchers with the multi-faith coalition want three things: a ceasefire in Gaza, the release of all October 7 hostages, and unrestricted humanitarian aid.
Making Black History: A conversation with Philadelphia Zoo's New CEO
Black History isn't just a part of the past. Some of that history is unfolding right now as, for the first time, a woman of color has been named President and CEO of the Philadelphia Zoo.
National Constitution Center brings history to life on Presidents Day
The museum offered free admission on Presidents Day thanks to a partnership with Citizen Travelers.
'I'm forever grateful': Cheyney University student chosen as Disney UNCF Scholar
College students looking to expand their personal and professional skills are getting some help from our parent company, Disney, which has partnered with the United Negro College Fund.
Pilgrimage for Peace: Group marching from Philadelphia to DC aims to make difference in Gaza
The event, called the Pilgrimage for Peace, was created by a multi-faith coalition that disillusioned with what's happening in Gaza.