Jason Brooks

jasonbrooks kcbs 0001r Jason BrooksMoney Reporter
KCBS and CBS Moneywatch.com

Jason spent most of his 20′s with a complete unappreciation for money (he didn’t have much at the time, and spent what he didn’t have) before having an epiphany at the age of 30, and figured life was better lived by saving more than spending.  At that time…he also took a keen interest in all things business and finance-related, and started focusing on those kinds of stories as a reporter, before he was turned into the Money Editor at KIRO radio in Seattle, where he spent seven years, and won Murrow awards for Documentary (Green River Killer, nothing to do with money) and breaking news (Washington Mutual Collapse, all the money was gone).

Before working at KIRO, Jason also spent several years in Spokane with KXLY TV and Radio, working in both mediums…and began his career in earnest at KLKI Radio in Anacortes, Washington, where he was the News Director (he never tells anyone that he was the only person in the department.)

Jason’s a proud Duck having attended the University of Oregon, and grew up in Connecticut, but considers himself a West Coaster having spent more than half of his life along the Pacific (he asks that you don’t do the math.)  He’s the proud father of a beautiful and smart boy, has the coolest dog in the world, and when he’s not tracking down tech stories and the stock ticker, he can be found playing some rudimentary blues guitar, reading about military history, hiking a nearby trail, or trying to find really good pizza.  He asks that you email him suggestions on that last one.

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Solar, Wind Power Reaching Tipping Point In U.S., Driving Fossil Fuel Prices Higher

Energy producers are faced with higher coal and gas costs while wind and solar look more appealing.

10/08/2015

SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 18: Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos presents the company's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, on June 18, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The much-anticipated device is available for pre-order today and is available exclusively with AT&T service.

Amazon Likes Uber’s Model

Amazon is borrowing from Uber’s playbook, hiring part-time delivery drivers who can deliver as much as they want to, when they want.

09/29/2015

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Netflix Unveils Button To Prepare Home For Hours Of Binge-Watching

Netflix is unveiling a user-programmable button to set yourself up for a long night of binge watching, for those who take the “Netflix and chill” request literally.

09/28/2015

Blackberry Priv

Blackberry, Google Cozy Up: New Priv Phone To Run Android OS

Blackberry is turning to Google and its Android operating system for its new phone.

09/25/2015

Bay Area Rental Prices Keep Rising, Cooling Economic Growth

There’s increasing evidence the price of housing is blunting the Bay Area’s economic turnaround as renters continue to face mounting pressure.

09/22/2015

SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 18: Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos presents the company's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, on June 18, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The much-anticipated device is available for pre-order today and is available exclusively with AT&T service.

Amazon’s Hopes To Spark Fire Sale With Line Of New Tablets

Amazon hopes to blaze a trail with cheaper tablets

09/17/2015

August Stock Swing Lead To Record Trading For Charles Schwab

All that volatility last month in the stock market may have resulted in some blows to your 401K account, but for Charles Schwab, it was a boon.

09/15/2015

August Jobs Report Better Than It Looks As Investors Eye Possible Fed Rate Hike

August hiring isn’t getting anyone excited, but it still could result in a fed rate hike

09/04/2015

Dorsey Trending As Likely Pick To Be Twitter’s Future CEO

The spotlight is on Twitter’s board meeting, with investors hoping the company is getting closer to naming a permanent CEO, three months after Dick Costolo stepped down.

09/03/2015

Apple Car Project Still Well Away From Bearing Fruit

A key Apple analyst thinks investors may want to cool their jets on an Apple car

09/02/2015

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