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 Debt collectors garnish woman's account over someone else's parking tickets Debt collectors garnish woman's account over someone else's parking tickets (Video)
In December of 2004 Lia Young went to a local vehicle licensing agency to remove her name from the registration for her ex-boyfriend's old Jag. She kept the "Record of Sale" receipt proving she was no longer responsible. Two years later she discovered her ex had never changed the title to the vehicle.
KOMO 4 TV Does sunblock clothing work? Does sunblock clothing work? (Video)
Skin cancer is among the most common of all cancers. Sun exposure is a primary cause. Covering up when you're outside can be a critical step in prevention.
KOMO 4 TV Avoid surprises when taking animals on the plane Avoid surprises when taking animals on the plane (Video)
Record-breaking air travel this summer means an increased chance of travel hassles, and not just for human passengers. Our Problem Solvers unit is hearing from viewers who report having to fight to get their dogs on the plane- even service dogs- despite having gotten the animals pre-approved.
KOMO 4 TV Toll scam targets unsuspecting drivers Toll scam targets unsuspecting drivers (Video)
The U.S. Open is drawing more than golfers and tourists to our area. Scammers are cashing in on transportation confusion. With tens of thousands of visitors driving local highways, it's a perfect setting for a blast of official looking emails that claim some of those roads have toll charges.
KOMO 4 TV Snohomish couple sued for deceptive veterans assistance plans Snohomish couple sued for deceptive veterans assistance plans (Video)
When veterans need help with any type of benefit- there are a number of places they can go-
including a local American Legion office. The service is free. But the state Attorney General's office says Peter G. Cook and Carolyn Y. Cook of Snohomish- operating as C&C Consulting- charged thousands of dollars for help they were not qualified to give and often failed to provide.
KOMO 4 TV  Plenti: New reward card raises plenty of questions Plenti: New reward card raises plenty of questions (Video)
Next time you go to a Macy's or a Rite Aid store you may be encouraged to take a new, free rewards card called Plenti. Some of the promotions use talking products to sell the concept of one rewards card, for a lot of different stores. Initial partners include AT&T, EXXON Mobil, MACY'S, and Rite Aid.
KOMO 4 TV Local fitness club ratings Local fitness club ratings (Video)
In their new Spring/Summer issue of Puget Sound Consumers' Checkbook, researchers at Checkbook.org take a close look at local health clubs. Based on local customer feedback, you'd be wise not to automatically sign up with the first club that invites you join.
KOMO 4 TV FreedomPop's free service fuels frustration FreedomPop's free service fuels frustration (Video)
The promise of free internet and mobile service sounded great to a local woman trying to save money. So she signed up with a California company called FreedomPop. The high-tech startup offers free voice, text and data as a gateway to it's many fee-based wireless and data plans and it's catching on. In fact, FreedomPop recently announced plans to expand to the UK. But Leslie Maxwell wonders if it's getting too big too quickly.
KOMO 4 TV Fresh Pod: Does it work? Fresh Pod: Does it work? (Video)
You can buy all sorts of products to deal with bad smells in your house. But most of them seem to involve a lot of chemicals or fragrances that only mask the smell. The Fresh Pod by Fresh Wave promises natural and safe odor control for up to 60 days. But how well does it really work?
KOMO 4 TV FTC launches new website for ID theft victims FTC launches new website for ID theft victims
The Federal Trade Commission just beef up it identity theft information and launched a new website to make it easier to know what to do when your personal information is compromised.
KOMO 4 TV Takata air bag recall: Some affected consumers may not be notified Takata air bag recall: Some affected consumers may not be notified (Video)
This latest recall of cars with defective airbags renews the push for consumers to comfirm whether their vehicles have airbags that could explode, sending shrapnel flying flying through the car posing serious injury. The recall announcement Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Administration, brings to number of vehicles affected to 34 million nationwide.