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 Online foreign language promoter to pay $1M in consumer deception lawsuit Online foreign language promoter to pay $1M in consumer deception lawsuit (Video)
An internet company selling foreign language software just agreed to pay $1,000,000 for what the state Attorney General says was an introductory offer scam.
The state says Philadelphia-based Internet Order and it's CEO Daniel Roitman turned an introductory offer into automatic charges for automatic shipments of foreign language software under the brand name The Pimsleur Approach.
KOMO 4 TV Clearing mail alert confusion: Is your mortgage or privacy at risk?  Clearing mail alert confusion: Is your mortgage or privacy at risk? (Video)
When someone you don't know sends an email about your federal tax information, it's understandable that you'd be cautious. It's equally understandable that you'd question an unsolicited letter from lawyers talking about trustee changes at your mortgage company. KOMO viewers contacted the Problem Solvers- with questions about both.
KOMO 4 TV Expedia owns up to customer's 'service runaround' Expedia owns up to customer's 'service runaround' (Video)
Expedia boasts millions of repeat travel customers who book airfare and hotels deals on it's website, and Kim Lorenz of Bellevue is an Expedia regular- logging 100,000 miles or more a year. The last thing he expected- was that he'd become an extreme regular with Expedia's customer service department.
KOMO 4 TV Refunds not guaranteed for wildfire-related lodging cancellations Refunds not guaranteed for wildfire-related lodging cancellations (Video)
Northwest wildfires are ruining a lot of vacations and burning budgets for many families who paid in advance for a vacation rental. Some establishments offer full refunds, but when you lose lodging due to a wildfire or any other natural disaster, there's no such thing as an automatic refund guarantee.
KOMO 4 TV Local home security companies -- some better than others Local home security companies -- some better than others
When it comes to home security- most people don't investigate. Common complaints after the fact include deceptive sales practices, alarm systems that don't work, installers who damage property, excessive charges and poor customer service after you sign the contract. Tthere are great companies out there- but this is not a purchase you want to make under pressure.
KOMO 4 TV Problem Solver alert helps reunite Seattle man with stolen vintage Firebird Problem Solver alert helps reunite Seattle man with stolen vintage Firebird (Video)
First, Anthony Monaco discovered he had to prove his stolen vintage car was actually his. Then, with the car still missing he feared he'd never see it again. Since my alert on July 20th I've had people across the state on the lookout for his rare, '68 Pontiac Firebird convertible. You can imagine his relief this week when Seattle Police called to say- "We found it."
KOMO 4 TV Answering phone brings jail threat Answering phone brings jail threat (Video)
After what just happened, Barbara Berg feels kind of like the garden she waters every day - soaked. A company called her out of the blue about and said she owed $4,995 for an unpaid bill. It didn't add up- but Berg and her husband are in the process of buying property.
KOMO 4 TV Consumer Reports: How safe is your hospital? Consumer Reports: How safe is your hospital? (Video)
We trust hospitals to help make us well. What we don't expect is to get sick in a hospital, but every year about 648,000 hospital patients develop infections during their stay and about 75,000 die.
KOMO 4 TV Consumer Reports: Granite still a top countertop choice for durability
Kitchen countertops can cost thousands of dollars. So you want them to last for many years. There are so many choices: quartz, granite, solid surface, recycled glass. And a new ultracompact material, Dekton, sold at Home Depot and kitchen-design stores. Consumer Reports tests countertops and can tell you which will stay looking good the longest.
KOMO 4 TV Forgery thieves steal car on paper, wait weeks to remove from locked garage Forgery thieves steal car on paper, wait weeks to remove from locked garage (Photo Gallery) (Video)
How does someone steal your car- when it's still parked in your locked garage?
In Anthony Monaco's case - it was done with a forged car title. Someone stole his classic 1968 Pontiac Firebird worth tens of thousands of dollars. But the thief or thieves stole the car paper nearly 2 months before it disappeared from his garage.
KOMO 4 TV State Department bills local couple $1,100 for hurricane evacuation State Department bills local couple $1,100 for hurricane evacuation (Video)
A local couple just found out they'll have to pay more than $1,000 extra for a vacation they already took, and paid for, 10 months ago. The delayed bill involves a little-known federal law the couple would never have known about, if a sudden hurricane hadn't interrupted their dream vacation in Mexico.
KOMO 4 TV Homeowner finds hazardous wood staples in play yard wood chips Homeowner finds hazardous wood staples in play yard wood chips (Video)
On the surface- Rebecca Tichy's Tacoma backyard looks like a child's paradise. It's a big yard with a fort, slide and swing set. As an extra safety measure, Tichy and her husband just purchased 4 yards of wood chips to cushion the ground in case the kids fall. Now, they're concerned about what they found mixed in with the wood. Some of the pieces came with heavy-duty staples.