John Matarese

John Matarese head shot

Don’t Waste Your Money consumer reporter

A veteran reporter and two-time Emmy Award winner, John Matarese 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."

When not clipping coupons, John enjoys speaking to community groups, bike riding and skiing with his family, and attempting his own auto repair (often unsuccessfully) to save money.


Syndicated Reporter, Producer for "Don't Waste Your Money"


General Assignment Reporter, WCPO Cincinnati

General Assignment Reporter, WMTW-TV Portland, Maine


University of Vermont Catamount

John's informative weekly "Don't Waste Your Money" segments air on 24 TV stations including WRAL-TV and FOX 50.

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