Herb Weisbaum

Consumer Expert

Herb Weisbaum
Herb Weisbaum
Consumer Expert
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.

Here’s more from Herb…

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.

Recent stories by Herb Weisbaum

Seattle News, Weather and Traffic Is your oven ready for the holidays? Is your oven ready for the holidays?
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and you're planning to do a lot of cooking. Is your oven ready for the holiday rush?

If you don't use it very often, now's the time to test it. Just turn it on and use an oven thermometer to make sure it reaches the proper temperature.
Seattle News, Weather and Traffic Dogs can get motion sickness Dogs can get motion sickness
Most dogs like to go for a ride in the car. But for some, going in the car can make them very anxious.

Some dogs get nervous because they associate getting in the car with doing something they don't really like, such as going to the vet or the dog groomer.

Other times the cause is physical.
Seattle News, Weather and Traffic Healthy lifestyle linked to breast cancer survival Healthy lifestyle linked to breast cancer survival
Despite all the advances in modern medicine, it's often the simple things that make a difference when it comes to your health.

Women who have a healthy lifestyle tend to have a better chance of survival when they are diagnosed with breast cancer, according to a new study done by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.