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When did you start working here?:
Launched "Don't Waste Your Money" consumer segment: 1999
Where did you go to college?
University of Vermont. And no, I did not major in Communications or TV, in case you were wondering. Shakespeare, actually.
What are you most proud of when it comes to your work?
I am most proud of (and thankful for) my ability to use my position here to help people who have been taken advantage of unfairly.
Some of the most gratifying moments of my day are when I can do little things that help people, that never even get on the air.
For instance, helping a family get their water or electric turned back on, or explaining to people how to fight a car repair rip-off or other injustice.
When I see a business or website taking advantage of people, I'm not afraid to say "doesn't that stink?" and let folks know what I think of them separating hard working people from their money.
What are you most proud of in your own life?
Being married, and being a Dad.
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