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Washington, DC
Reporter — NBC Washington, D.C.

Consumer reporter and anchor for NBC Washington, native Texan y orgullosamente Latina!

Delayed Frontier Flights in DC Area Compared to JetBlue and Southwest — Several viewers complained to News4 about significant delays and cancellations involving Frontier Airlines -- we found even more complaints online. The complaints prompted to us find out what percentage of total Frontier flights were either delayed or cancelled compared to JetBlue and Southwest Airlines. An aviation data analyst at FlightAware provided us with the numbers.

Cybersecurity, Data Breaches Part of State of the Union — Cybersecurity has become a priority for the White House, and in tonight's State of the Union address, the President is expected to talk about issues that may affect your identity -- and your bottom line. First up: the data breach issue.

#FreshStart: Digging Out of Holiday Debt — The holidays may be behind us, but credit card bills may follow you for months to come. Many Americans admit they overspend during the holidays on gifts or travel, so we talked to the experts at Bankrate for the best ways to start chipping away at that lingering holiday debt.

Fresh Start: Amy's Money Makeover — Amy Duru has a good job, but her husband lost his as an engineer and now works a part-time gig at night. He also watches their 15-month-old son, Monte, during the day while pursuing a graduate degree online.

Consumer Watch: High Levels of Inorganic Arsenic Found in Rice — Rice comes in lots of varieties -- and it's a common ingredient in many packaged foods. Consumer Reports analyzed Food and Drug Administration data on more than 600 foods that contain rice and found some with worrisome levels of inorganic arsenic.

Safety Commission Proposes New Guidelines For Window Blinds to Prevent Deaths — On average, a child dies every month after getting entangled in window covering cords. News4's Erika Gonzalez spoke with Heather Dautrich and her husband Bill, who consider themselves lucky. Their son, 10-year-old Bobby, got entangled in a cord while playing with his older brother in 2005 and suffered a traumatic brain injury.

When Health Care Open Enrollment Starts, Watch Out for Scams — In a few weeks, open enrollment for health care begins. As you begin shopping around, the News4 Consumer Watch team is warning you of copycat websites and scammers that could be trying to take your money. Here are four ways Consumers Union says to stay safe while shopping for a health plan: 1.

5 Ways to Keep Kids Safe on Halloween — It's nearly time to take to the streets for trick-or-treating. But are your kids ready for a night that will be filled with darkness, distracted driving and dangerous speeds? "On Halloween night, we see a doubling of pedestrian fatalities, and we see an increase in injuries because kids are out darting between cars, crossing streets where they usually don't cross," said Kate Carr of Safe Kids Worldwide.

Car Seat Purchasing Guide

How to Safely Shop for Home Security — Door-to-door sales are common among home security companies, but be warned of high-pressure sales -- and your rights as a consumer.
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Jan 19, 2015

2015 said to be the year of the auto recall...even MORE than the 60 million in 2014 via @TheFiscalTimes…

Jan 19, 2015

@StuckatAirport Hi there, got a few min to chat? Would like to pick your brain on superbowl airline pricing. Please DM, thanks!

Jan 17, 2015

@newmediajim VERY nice! Hell of a photographer and now this!? ;)

Jan 16, 2015

RT @NGebremeskel: @erika_news Congratulations on your up coming wedding! May you get the snow you wished for...and yeah, your consumer news reporting is great

Jan 16, 2015

Thank you! We are over the moon! RT@eygems "Your getting married!! How fabulous - best wishes for many, many happy years"

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