David Lazarus

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David Lazarus
Occupation newspaper columnist and reporter
Employer Los Angeles Times
Known for "Consumer Affairs" business column

David Lazarus is an American business and consumer columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He joined the paper in August 2007.

Early life and education[edit]

He attended Ojai Valley School and Crossroads School (Santa Monica, California) before heading north to attend and graduate from the University of California, Berkeley.where he earned a degree in history[1]

Writing[edit]

David Lazarus has written pieces for Los Angeles Times about consumer affairs and business topics including YouTube[2] and AT&T,[3] BMW-customer service issues.[4]

Before joining the LA Times staff in 2007, Lazarus worked as a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and a nightly talk radio host for San Francisco's KGO Radio.[5]

He won first place in the 2005 National Headliner Awards contest for business reporting. And the Society of Professional Journalists in Northern California named him "Journalist of the Year" in 2001. A media watchdog site, Grade the News, described him this way: "Since coming to the Chronicle from Wired News[6] in 1999, David Lazarus has been one of the most prolific, and influential, writers at the paper."[7] He is known for sticking up and helping ordinary people deal with problems "such as fighting telemarketers" [8] when no one else is able to step up.

Lazarus[9] is the author of two books on Japan, where he lived for several years, and has had articles published in many magazines.[citation needed]

Radio Interviews[edit]

Lazarus has often been interviewed about Data breach issues (see Anthem medical data breach) and privacy matters on talk radio shows such as the Norman Goldman Show.[10]

David lives in Southern California with his wife and son. He is regularly seen on KTLA “Consumer Confidential” ,[11] segments.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lazarus, David (13 October 2015), "KTLA Author David Lazarus", KTLA 
  2. ^ Lazarus, David (28 May 2012). "Trying to make dollars and sense out of YouTube's partner program". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Lazarus, David (13 October 2015). "Contact AT&T's CEO, hear back from his lawyer". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Lazarus, David (17 November 2015). "BMW's fear of lawsuits blinds it to a customer's idea". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "David Lazarus writes about how he got started on KGO". Kgoam810.com. 
  6. ^ Lazarus, David (2 May 1997). "Judge to IBM: It’s Not 1956 Anymore". Wired. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 
  7. ^ Stoll, Michael (2004-09-10). "Business Unusual". Grade the News. Retrieved 2013-09-12. 
  8. ^ Farnham, Alan (21 January 2014). "Fighting Telemarketers: When Do-Not-Call List Fails, These Strategies Work". ABC News. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  9. ^ David Lazarus on Twitter https://twitter.com/davidlaz
  10. ^ The Norman Goldman Show http://normangoldman.com
  11. ^ Lazarus, David (8 September 2015). "Consumer Confidential: How to Avoid Bank Fees". KTLA. Retrieved 8 September 2015.