Pat Finn began her career in broadcasting at KTLA and KCET in Los Angeles. In 1979 she became KPBS’ Public Information Director, then Director of Advertising and Promotion, Program Director, and Director of Broadcasting. She oversaw the station’s local and national productions, including the one-hour documentary Los Romeros: The Royal Family of the Guitar, and Child Protective Services, a one-hour look inside the San Diego County agency responsible for the welfare of at risk children. Both programs also aired on public television stations nationwide.
She has won two local Emmy Awards for production. Pat partially retired in 2005, but continued to produce features for KPBS TV. She is now a producer for KPBS Midday Edition and KPBS Evening Edition.
A woman dying in Las Colinas jail would be released if she were in prison. Homeowners atop the Solana Beach bluffs may sue the city. The decision to import African Clawed Frogs decades ago having dire consequences now. The landscape of undocumented immigrants in California and the nation is complex.
Nathan Fletcher dropped the other shoe: the blue one. Julian-Cuyamaca Fire spurns county funds to stay all-volunteer. Governor Brown's plan changes school funding formula. The Walt Disney Company may wish it was dead.
Troubles for the North County Transit District mount. Series on high number of SD County jail deaths concludes. Ramona teachers head toward strike vote. Employers want more visas for high-skilled workers.
Some San Diego freeway guardrails may actually be deadly. A zero-tolerance policy in subsidized housing produces homelessness. The Blue Angels won't fly — but will Korean missiles?
UT-San Diego may have violated state and federal campaign laws. Measuring Cindy Marten's achievements. Drone Nation in San Diego? Community plans create controversy.
The death rate among inmates in San Diego County jails is unusual. There is peace in our time between the mayor and hoteliers. The city attorney's court batting average is below par. And MTS, NCTD react to security investigation.
A local judge rules hotels can levy a tax without a vote. The U.S. went into Iraq 10 years ago, at great cost. Some homeless get housing, services downtown. Why no Padres, city council asks broadcasters.
Mayor Filner battles San Diego hoteliers, offers ideas for the Port. The new UT-TV features some old stereotypes. Is not giving CPR unethical? Should a medal for drone pilots rank above the Bronze Star?
The San Diego Unified School Board makes a stunning announcement. Sequestration cuts are coming; is anyone upset? The mayor wants no parking in Plaza de Panama. Local law enforcement is scanning our license plates.
School districts award contracts funded by school bonds to donors that fund the bond campaigns. The CPUC holds a public hearing on San Onofre costs. Voice of San Diego gives homelessness a public airing. And it's the Marines versus the surfers at a famous San Onofre beach.