Introducing David Lazarus
David Lazarus is an award-winning business columnist for the Los Angeles Times, focusing on consumer affairs. He also appears daily on KTLA-TV Channel 5, provides regular commentary for American Public Media’s Marketplace programs and is a frequent guest host for Southern California NPR affiliate KPCC.
His work has resulted in a variety of laws protecting consumers, including a ban on sending voter information abroad and limits on how frequently banks can recycle former customers’ checking account numbers. He is a two-time winner of the National Headliner Award and, among other honors, has been named Journalist of the Year by both the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists and the Consumer Federation of California.
He previously worked as a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and has written for a number of news services and magazines, including Fortune, Newsweek and National Geographic. He is the author of two books about Japan and resides in Los Angeles with his wife and son.
Read his columns and follow him on Twitter @Davidlaz