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
Tips for getting school supplies for cheap... or free
One Day at a Time has been serving the community for nearly 40 years, but this year they're seeing more families that need help.
Proud mother rents billboard in South Jersey after daughter becomes doctor
Kristine Smalls' face and her accomplishments are visible to everyone traveling along Route 130. It's all thanks to her very proud mother.
Minority populations more likely to suffer, need medical care in the heat
According to the CDC, Indigenous and Black people have the highest number of heat-related deaths.
Philadelphia summer camp provides happiness, hope for Ukrainian refugee children
A new summer camp in Philadelphia is having a positive impact on young Ukrainian refugees.
'I finally get to take them away': Philly releases remains of 2 MOVE bombing victims to family
Thirty-seven years after the MOVE bombing in West Philadelphia, the remains of two girls were turned over to their brother by the city's Medical Examiner's Office.
'I just want truth': Questions raised about redacted report in police shooting death of Fanta Bility
"Thank you everyone for supporting me and my family," said Fanta's mother, Tenneh Kromah. "I just want truth from Sharon Hill and justice for my daughter."
Philadelphia summer programs help kids get caught up ahead of fall; some still accepting signups
"We're able to meet them right where they are... and build on that," said Jennifer O'Shaughnessy, one of the lead teachers. "Just in the last couple of weeks, I've seen them gain so many skills."
Philadelphia's top representative takes pride in her disability
Shelia Hess serves as Philadelphia's City Representative. She was born with Spina Bifida. "I have no sensation from my knees down, and I have no movement in my feet at all," she said.
Family demands Sesame Place do more amid racism claims, wants worker fired
The family's lawyer said they don't want to sue the company and it isn't about money; he said it is about making things right -- and that hasn't happened yet.
New Documentary 'Aftershock' looks at Black maternal mortality
Mothers are usually the backbones of their families; therefore, losing one can have a ripple effect that feels more like an aftershock. That's the name and the focus of a documentary premiering today from ABC'S partners at Hulu.