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.
By Herb WeisbaumPublished: Nov 21, 2014 at 6:00 AM PSTLast Updated: Nov 20, 2014 at 10:56 PM PST
Charity appeals have already started and you can expect lots of mailings and lots of phone calls between now and the end of the year. Most are legit. Some are not. You've got to do your homeworks before you make a donation.
By Herb WeisbaumPublished: Nov 20, 2014 at 6:00 AM PSTLast Updated: Nov 19, 2014 at 11:58 PM PST
Prepaid debit cards are a popular way for millions of Americans to manage their money. There's no credit check and no link to a bank account. You simply load the cards with cash and use them to pay bills or make purchases.
By Herb WeisbaumPublished: Nov 4, 2014 at 6:00 AM PSTLast Updated: Nov 1, 2014 at 10:51 AM PST
About 5-million Americans have Alzheimer’s. And while this disease is generally related to old age, about five percent of those suffering with dementia are in their 40's and 50's. It's what's called younger onset or early onset Alzheimer's.
By Herb WeisbaumPublished: Oct 22, 2014 at 5:00 AM PSTLast Updated: Oct 21, 2014 at 2:22 PM PST
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.