or email JMatarese@wcpo.com
A veteran reporter and two-time Emmy Award winner, John is our Don't Waste Your Money consumer reporter. Each week he keeps viewers updated on the latest consumer information with Scam Alerts and Product Recalls.
And when he finds a service taking advantage of us, he's not afraid to say "Doesn't that stink!" John's goal is to help viewers find good values and avoid bad deals, with his signature line: "Don't Waste Your Money."
"I truly enjoy being able to advise people, and steer them away from the scams and bad deals that any of us can fall victim to. It's always a pleasure when a viewer says 'thanks' for helping them avoid a frustrating problem or find the best product."
Traveling? You can now watch John's reports in the following 17 cities from Florida to California.
CINCINNATI: WCPO (ABC) 5:45AM, 5:30 & 11PM
BALTIMORE: WMAR (ABC) 5PM
BAKERSFIELD, CA: KERO (ABC) 5PM
CLEVELAND: WEWS (ABC) 5PM & WEEKENDS
COLUMBUS: WSYX (ABC) 5PM
DAYTON OH : WDTN (NBC) 11PM
DENVER: KMGH (ABC) 11am/Noon
GRAND RAPIDS/KALAMAZOO, MI: FOX17: 5PM
INDIANAPOLIS: WRTV (ABC) 5PM
KANSAS CITY: KSHB (NBC) 10PM
PHOENIX: KNXV (ABC) 6AM
SAN DIEGO: KGTV (ABC) 5PM
TAMPA: WFTS (ABC) 6AM & Noon
TOLEDO: WTOL (CBS) 6AM & 5PM
TULSA: KJRH (NBC) 6AM & 10PM
WEST PALM BEACH: WPTV (NBC) 5PM
WEST PALM BEACH: FOX 29 4PM
When not clipping coupons, John enjoys writing a weekly newsletter, speaking to community groups, bike riding and skiing with his family, and attempting his own auto repair (often unsuccessfully) to save money. Among his most memorable activities was the four years he taught journalism to inner city students at Cincinnati's Hughes high school.
Have a question? Click the above link.
Don't Waste Your Money is a registered trademark of the E.W. Scripps Co.
Currently: Reporter, Producer for "Don't Waste Your Money"
1999 - Launches Consumer Segment at WCPO Cincinnati
2003 - Expands segment into 10 other cities
2011: Welcomes new Scripps stations in Denver, San Diego, and Bakersfield CA
Pre-Don't Waste Your Money
News Reporter - WMTW-TV Portland, Maine
First Broadcasting Job - WNCS "The Point" FM, Montpelier, VT.
Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.