|2006 Silver Circle Inductee Connie Thompson||| Print ||
Connie Thompson is a journalism pioneer. She was one of the first African American female broadcast journalists in the Northwest and has inspired a generation of journalists of all backgrounds.
For 32 years, Connie has been the face and voice of ÔÇÿnews you can use' on KOMO TV. She currently anchors KOMO 4 News at 11AM every weekday, and produces and anchors consumer news and investigative segments for KOMO 4's evening newscasts.
Connie has been on a mission at KOMO TV- to right the wrongs, expose the truths, raise awareness, and be an instrument of change. She continues to help viewers become smarter consumers.
An Emmy award winning reporter, Connie was among the first journalists in the country to warn about high levels of lead paint in everyday dishware. Her reports on inadequate child safety restraints in cars earned her a special citation from the U.S. Department of Transportation. She was the first reporter in the Northwest to expose the insurance industry practice of tying credit scores to insurance rates. She was first to expose the widespread business practice of openly discarding private customer information. Her series of reports took her dumpster diving, and ultimately helped pass tighter legislation to protect our privacy.
Connie's passion for making a difference extends beyond her stories on television. She's been honored for her work by numerous organizations, including Women in Communications, The Girl Scouts Totem Council, the Human Rights Commission, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of King and Pierce Counties.
Connie would like to dedicate her induction to the Silver Circle to her mother Betty and her husband Don Roberts for their unconditional support encouragement, and love.