What was the inspiration behind The Savvy Consumer? Read this personal note from the author and find out!

About the Author

Elisabeth Leamy is an 11-time Emmy award-winner.Elisabeth Leamy IS "The Savvy Consumer." In her private life, she's a gleeful bargain hunter and skeptical scam buster. Elisabeth is the Consumer Correspondent for ABC’s Good Morning America. Several times a week, she shares consumer news and tips with a nationwide audience. Her reports typically air between 7:30 and 8:30 am. Elisabeth's reports have resulted in arrests, new city laws and Congressional inquiries.

Elisabeth's mission is to investigate wrongs and educate viewers about their rights. With each report, she makes it a point to provide "news you can use." She never wants to bore members of her audience with information they already know. Instead, Elisabeth digs for unique, useful advice that will save viewers time and money. Now those same great insights are all in one place in her book, The Savvy Consumer.

To her amazement --and amusement-- Elisabeth is so feared in some circles, that she sometimes has trouble hiring companies to help with her own personal projects. They're worried they'll become the subject of one of her exposes! Once, after a long day of shooting, Elisabeth stopped at a convenience store for a snack. The owner followed her around the store and demanded to know what she was doing. He just couldn't believe Elisabeth just wanted an iced tea and a cookie!

Elisabeth joined Good Morning America in 2005. Prior to that she was the senior investigative reporter and consumer reporter for WTTG in Washington, DC. Before that, she worked in the popular "On Your Side" consumer unit at WFLA in Tampa, Florida. Elisabeth began her on-air career at KERO in Bakersfield, California in 1992. She has also worked behind the scenes at ABC News in London. Elisabeth received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She holds a Master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

Elisabeth's hobbies are reading, remodeling, hiking, biking and singing. She grew up in Marin County, California and now lives in Washington, DC with husband, Kris Persinger, a financial planner, her daughter Kelsea and dog, Buddha, a ball player.

What was the inspiration behind The Savvy Consumer? Read this personal note from the author and find out!


Copyright 2004 Elisabeth Leamy