About the Authors
JANICE LIEBERMAN has over a decade of consumer and investigative reporting experience. She is the consumer contributor for NBC's Today show. Previously she was the consumer editor for Good Morning America. She was the anchor of CNBC's Steals and Deals, and a contributor to New York's WNBC. Prior to that, she was the consumer reporter for the CBS affiliate in Buffalo, New York. She has been a researcher for John Stossel at ABC's 20/20 and WCBS-TV in New York. Lieberman has been nominated for two cable Ace awards and was awarded the Traveler's Advocate award from the American Society of Travel Agents for her work in championing the rights of travelers. Lieberman lives what she learnsshe can hunt down a great deal!
JASON RAFF is a producer and director for NBC Universal Television Studios. He is currently an executive producer and director on the NBC show Three Wishes. In September of 2004 he was the Executive Producer and Director of Siegfried and Roy: The Miracle. The show featured the first interview with Siegfried & Roy since Roy Horn’s was attacked by one of his own tigers on stage. Maria Shriver was the host.
In March of 2004 Raff produced another worldwide exclusive as the Executive Producer and Director of the NBC special Princess Diana: The Secret Tapes - a two-hour program featuring secret audio recordings and videotapes made by the Princess of Wales, which were acquired and broadcast for the first time. The special, which aired over two consecutive Thursdays was hosted by Jane Pauley and collectively watched by over 30 million viewers.
He is currently the Co-Executive Producer of Average Joe 4, and has been the Supervising Producer for the previous seasons of the hit NBC reality show. He also co-directed the show’s first season.
Before joining NBC Universal Television Studios, he spent four years as a writer and producer for Dateline NBC. Prior to that he spent 5 years at NBC's Today show where he worked on many of Janice Lieberman's consumer investigations. At NBC his stories have won an Emmy, Edward R. Murrow award (Best Use of Video, 2001), and a Cine Golden Eagle Award (2001, for excellence in documentary production). Prior to NBC News, he produced at CNBC, Lifetime, Comedy Central, and various other television programs. He has been reading Consumer Reports magazine since the age of eight.
His production company, Furry Prawn Productions, is based in Los Angeles, California.