Herb Weisbaum is An Emmy award-winning Reporter and one of America’s top consumer experts. His reports have been honored by the Associated Press, Columbia Journalism Review, National Consumers League and the Society of Professional Journalists. And we’re lucky enough to have him on KOMO Newsradio every weekday afternoon, 3-7pm.
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The best part of my job with KOMO is being able to help you avoid scams, save money and stay healthy. I’ve been “looking out for you” for nearly 30 years through my roles at KOMO, NBC’s Today Show and as the Consumer Correspondent for CBS News.
Away from the microphone, I’m proud to be a long-time volunteer with the Seattle Humane Society. My wife Debra and I have worked to raise millions of dollars to help homeless animals in our community—something we’re very passionate about. We recently lost our beloved dog Jack and are thankful to continue cuddling with our cat, Casey.
I attended Syracuse University, where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Television-Radio and a Bachelor of Science in Advertising.
I'm a model train enthusiastic and still have my original Lionel trains.
I started as a Rock 'n Roll Disc Jockey back in the 70's.
And—ready for this?--I know the lyrics to every hit rock 'n' roll song since 1962.
By Herb WeisbaumPublished: Apr 7, 2014 at 10:19 AM PDTLast Updated: Apr 7, 2014 at 10:19 AM PDT
Hitting a gas or electric line buried under your property can be extremely dangerous. That's why you are required – by law – to call before you dig a hole to plant a tree, install a fence or put in a lamppost.
By Herb Weisbaum & Consumer ReportsPublished: Apr 4, 2014 at 10:43 AM PDTLast Updated: Apr 4, 2014 at 10:43 AM PDT
Paying your tax liability with your credit card may seem like a smart move. It lets you delay the actual payment for a month or so. And you may be able earn some extra rewards on your card. But before you reach for your wallet, consider this.
By Herb WeisbaumPublished: Mar 31, 2014 at 10:16 AM PDTLast Updated: Mar 31, 2014 at 10:16 AM PDT
Some home improvement projects - like transforming your ho-hum bathroom into a master bath suite - are fun and exciting But most of the time, it's maintenance work that's far from glamorous, but extremely important.
By Herb WeisbaumPublished: Mar 21, 2014 at 11:48 AM PDTLast Updated: Mar 21, 2014 at 11:48 AM PDT
There’s something new this tax season for some same-sex married couples. They are now required to file as "married" on their federal return if they were wed by December 31, 2013 in a state that recognized same-sex marriage.