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 Portable heater dangers, recalls Portable heater dangers, recalls (Video)
Space heaters can warm up a chilly room. But beware. They account for one-third of all home-heating fires each year, and more than 80 percent of home-heating fire deaths.
KOMO 4 TV Foreign language marketer sued over 'Negative Option' plan Foreign language marketer sued over 'Negative Option' plan (Video)
A federal law passed in 2010 requires companies that do business with you on the internet to make the terms and conditions upfront and very clear. But the state Attorney General says a company known nationwide for selling foreign language courses online- tricked millions of people into paying way more than they thought they were paying. Now, the state says PimsleurApproach.com is the first company to be sued for alleged violations of the Restore Online Shoppers Confidence Act (ROSCA).
KOMO 4 TV Nail polish retailer Julep vows to polish up customer service Nail polish retailer Julep vows to polish up customer service (Video)
The CEO of Seattle-based nail polish and beauty product company Julep - says she had no idea her customers had taken their complaints to the Better Business Bureau until the bureau issued a news release this week. Jane Park insists Julep is not a company that would intentionally ignore its customers and the issues that prompted the complaints have been addressed.
KOMO 4 TV What to buy at Walmart What to buy at Walmart
Think shopping at Walmart is a bright idea? Consumer Reports' tests show it could be, if you're in the market for LED lightbulbs. LEDs are usually very expensive, but after 3,000 hours of testing, Consumer Reports found several from Walmart that are cheap and really good, including the Great Value 60-watt equivalent, A19. Use it 3 hours per day, and it should last about 22 years. Not bad for $10. Several Great Value floodlights are also a good bargain.
KOMO 4 TV BetterStrainer: Does it work? BetterStrainer: Does it work? (Video)
One of the latest gadgets promising to make your life easier is an expandable strainer that sells for less than ten dollars. It's called BetterStrainer- billed as "the one compact strainer that fits all your pots and pans". But is it any better than the strainers you already have?
KOMO 4 TV Bullseye Pee Pads: Do they work? Bullseye Pee Pads: Do they work? (Video)
Bullseye Pee Pads promise to solve the problem of dogs using only a part of the pad and messing up the floor. The promoters say their pads are "specifically designed with pheromones, so your dog is drawn to the center of the pad." In concept, the dog hits the bulls eye target in the center every time, instead of using random parts of the pad, missing the pad, and making a mess on the floor.
KOMO 4 TV Best local dry cleaners Best local dry cleaners (Video)
Researchers at checkbook.org want to help you find the best dry cleaners. They asked thousands of local customers to weigh in, and got feedback on nearly 150 dry cleaners throughout the Puget Sound area. The research turned up several notable trends.
KOMO 4 TV Shuck-free corn on the cob: Does it work? Shuck-free corn on the cob: Does it work? (Video)
It's not the worst food prep task to get stuck with- but there's nothing fun about shucking fresh ears of corn- especially when it comes to getting all that corn silk off the cob. And of course none of us likes the thought of a giant pot of boiling water in the kitchen on a hot summer day. So I was intrigued by websites claiming to have a solution.
KOMO 4 TV Winbot: How well does it work? Winbot: How well does it work? (Video)
By now, most of us have seen the little robots that vacuum your floor so you don't have to. The latest trend in robotic cleaning is bots that clean big windows and mirrors- and I finally got my hands on one. It's called Winbot. By a Chinese company called Ecovacs Robotics. Retail price? Around $350.