Connie Thompson

News Anchor

Connie Thompson
Connie Thompson
News Anchor
Connie Thompson is one of Seattle's broadcast veterans.

It is not a surprise that she is one of the most recognized personalities in the area given that she has been a long-time news anchor and currently produces and presents daily consumer segments for KOMO 4 NEWS at 4PM and 6PM. The award-winning journalist has been honored by consumer and community groups (local and national), for her commitment to raising consumer awareness about everything from consumer trends, privacy issues, product safety, identity thief, to real estate fraud.

In recognition of her dedication and professionalism, Connie has received numerous honors. She received the 2006 Silver Circle Award from the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences and also has been honored by Women in Communications, The National Transportation Safety Administration, Totem Council of Girl Scouts and Big Brother Big Sisters of Puget Sound, which created an annual award in her name for her more than two decades of support.

No stranger to the challenges faced by caregivers, for the past several years, Connie and her sisters have been providing the emotional, social and physical support for their mother in her daily struggle with dementia.

Connie graduated from the University of Portland and has an MBA from City University in Seattle.

In her free time she enjoys golf, reading, jewelry design, gourmet cooking, and friends and family. She and her husband live in Seattle.

Recent stories by Connie Thompson

KOMO 4 TV Free help filing your tax returns Free help filing your tax returns (Video)
Many taxpayers are giving money to professional tax preparation services when they could be using that money on food or other essentials- and getting their taxes done free of charge. It's part of an Internal Revenue Service program called VITA- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.
KOMO 4 TV Headphones put to the test Headphones put to the test (Video)
Do headphones that cost hundreds of dollars produce better sound than headphones that cost a fraction of the price? You'd be surprised what happens when you can't see the headphones you're using. Our sister station in Baltimore put some to the test.
KOMO 4 TV Fur Erase: Does it work? Fur Erase: Does it work? (Video)
There are a lot of great things about owning a dog or a cat, but dealing with pet hair all over your furniture is definitely not one of them. Fur Erase is a lint roller and brush combination that claims to be perfect for removing pet hair. 8 year old Jonah volunteered his dog Marla to help put Fur Erase to the test.
KOMO 4 TV Cat's Meow: Does it work? Cat's Meow: Does it work? (Video)
Amaretto is an aloof, leery, 2 year old Persian-mix that's not much for excessive play.
His owner Greg Netzel got a motorized chase toy as a gift a while back, but the toy has essentially been collecting dust. A plastic mouse moving under a burgundy circle of fabric is supposed to peak a cat's "thrill of the hunt". But Netzel says the thrill didn't last long. Amaretto lost interest. So his expectations for a motorized mouse 'tail' covered by 'yellow' fabric are pretty low.
KOMO 4 TV Health Benefit Exchange 'addressing issues as they arise' Health Benefit Exchange 'addressing issues as they arise' (Video)
The encouraging news according to the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, is more than 70% of customers who enrolled through the state last year have successfully renewed for 2015. But part of the remaining 30% may include people like Wendy Haferbecker Crain- who tried to renew their health coverage but got blocked.
KOMO 4 TV New app promises instant alerts about car safety recalls New app promises instant alerts about car safety recalls (Video)
A new app by vehicle history researchers at Carfax - links your vehicle's VIN to your license plate so all you have to do is enter your license plate number to find out about safety recalls involving your vehicle. We downloaded the app and took our smart phone to the Fauntleroy ferry dock in West Seattle, where there were plenty of cars and people waiting
KOMO 4 TV Clear TV: Does It Work? Clear TV: Does It Work? (Video)
There's nothing quite like a Seahawk Super Bowl to make you care about having a good television, come game time. That poses a unique challenge for people who don't have cable or satellite connection. For $14.99, Clear TV promises "hundreds of crystal clear digital and HD shows for FREE". But does it work?
KOMO 4 TV Tax filing season underway: file early and expect delays Tax filing season underway: file early and expect delays (Video)
Almost every tax filer will need to do something new this year. The biggest change - the Affordable Health Care Act that requires us to be enrolled in a health care plan. You'll either have to report your health coverage, or , if you qualify, claim an exemption, or pay the penalty for having no coverage and send a payment with your return.
KOMO 4 TV Don't get sacked by fake NFL gear Don't get sacked by fake NFL gear (Video)
Whether it's the jersey of one of your favorite Seahawks or some other official NFL gear- make sure you're dealing with a legit seller. Online imposters claim to sell you the real thing at a good price, but you'll only get cheap, flimsy knock-offs that quickly fall apart. Most are made illegally in China. And if you're tricked into buying a fake- you're stuck. With no recourse.
KOMO 4 TV Water line insurance: Read the fine print Water line insurance: Read the fine print (Video)
When you buy a house, you're responsible for all repairs to the water and sewer lines on the property. If there's a leak or a sewer line back-up, you pay the bill for everything between your house and the street. unless you have special insurance. but one KOMO viewer who 'purchased' the insurance got a big shock when she tried to file a claim.