Connie Thompson – Living Life to the Fullest
October 1, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.
"I’ve done just about everything at KOMO but have focused so many years on consumer issues – anything you need to know to avoid being taken advantage of and to spend money more wisely,” she says. “I feel real good about my ability to track down the facts and find the people behind a particular problem. People can be cunning. The biggest scammers don’t look like a scruffy photo on an FBI poster,” she warns. “They look nice and trustworthy.” She is proud when she is able to follow through and see justice served, and happy that her work helps people.
The couple has no children together, but Connie is grandmother to Don’s four grandkids. “I didn’t have to do the hard work [of being a parent] but with the grandkids and my nephew’s daughter, we have kids around us.”
You know, my dad died when he was Kathi’s age. It is one of those surreal feelings. Kathi’s desk is next to mine. Part of me knows Kathi is gone, but part of me says it is not possible. KOMO is like a family. We encourage each other, cheer victories, and share the heartbreak.”