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 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.
KOMO 4 TV Gel manicures- DIY vs salon Gel manicures- DIY vs salon
Traditional nail polish is rapidly being replaced by high-gloss, longer lasting gel formulas. Gel manicures are popular because they can last as long as 3 weeks. The polish is hardened onto the nail with ultra violet light. But gel polish at the salon is pricey- ranging from $25 - $35. So more and more manufacturers are offering gel polishes you can buy at the store. They give you the same high gloss finish for a fraction of the cost- without the ultra violet exposure you get at the salon.
KOMO 4 TV Groceries at the drug store: Still a costly convenience? Groceries at the drug store: Still a costly convenience?
Drug stores have been stocking groceries for some time now and they continue to make it more convenient to skip the grocery store if you only need a few items. Given the increasingly fierce compeition I did a little secret shopping to see if drug stores are still the most expensive way to go.
KOMO 4 TV Titan Peeler: Does it work? Titan Peeler: Does it work? (Video)
Is a $15 stainless steel veggie peeler with an ultra sharp blade - any better than the peeler you're using right now? I put off testing this for a long time because I just couldn't believe something called the Titan Peeler could be that revolutionary.
KOMO 4 TV Rental scams on the rise Rental scams on the rise (Video)
If you're looking online for vacation rentals or even a place to live, be sure to proceed with caution. Rental scammers are hitting virtually all the rental housing websites. Make the wrong move online and bogus landlords will con you out of hundreds, even thousands of dollars that you'll never get back.
KOMO 4 TV Solicitation spark questions about My ID Club Solicitation spark questions about My ID Club (Video)
Paid telemarketers are soliciting for a service called My ID Club, a popular safety outreach program that offers free photo I-D cards to local children. Kristin Lesclide says she was confused when the solicitor who called on her husband's cell phone first mentioned the King County Police Union, then proceeded to focus on My ID Club and free photo ID for kids.
KOMO 4 TV Paving scammers target local property owners Paving scammers target local property owners (Video)
Roving asphalt pavers are targeting local property owners and walking away with thousands of dollars. The latest complaints are from East King County where at least four victims were hit. The victims report the pavers drove a white truck with a flashing yellow light on the top. They claim to have extra material from an earlier job and offer to patch your driveway or parking lot for a bargain. Don't do it.
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.