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Pat Finn

Producer

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Pat Finn is a producer for KPBS Midday Edition and KPBS Evening Edition.

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.

Finn has earned honors from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Pacific Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Recent Stories by Pat Finn

Roundtable: Raising Taxes; More Salk Troubles; Old Problems At SDUS...

Roundtable: Raising Taxes; More Salk Troubles; Old Problems At SDUSD; Bye-Bye Remedial Math

Sept. 1
By Pat Finn

A California Supreme Court ruling may make it easier to build a football stadium -- or a highway. The Salk Institute is facing a lot of challenges. SDUSD begins a new year with old problems. Ditching remedial math may make sense.

Roundtable: Accident-Prone Navy; Paying For Wildfires; Change In Mi...

Roundtable: Accident-Prone Navy; Paying For Wildfires; Change In Mission Valley

Aug. 25
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

The U.S. Navy looks for answers after a string of accidents. Two judges recommend SDG&E bear the costs for the 2007 wildfires. And Mission Valley sees something different in its future.

Roundtable: Cars, Taxis And Walkers At The Border, Housing For Refu...

Roundtable: Cars, Taxis And Walkers At The Border, Housing For Refugees

Aug. 4
By Kenny Goldberg, Pat Finn and pat

On the border: a young man dies from drinking liquid meth; the Tijuana taxi wars are quiet, for now; but "carmageddon" is coming. And finding housing here for refugees is as hard as you might think.

Roundtable: Trump's Tweets, Housing Crisis, Trouble For Snopes

Roundtable: Trump's Tweets, Housing Crisis, Trouble For Snopes

July 28
By Amita Sharma, Pat Finn

President Donald Trump suddenly tweets a major policy change for transgender troops. There's a housing crisis in San Diego, made possible by, well, all of us. And a website that debunks fake news is in real trouble.

Roundtable: More Visas, More Raids; Women Sue Salk Institute; Imper...

Roundtable: More Visas, More Raids; Women Sue Salk Institute; Imperial Beach Sues Big Oil

July 21
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

The number of temporary work visas increases, as does the number deportations. Three women scientists have now filed gender discrimination suits against the Salk Institute. And tiny Imperial Beach sues global conglomerates.

Roundtable: San Diego County Races, Bills On Housing And SANDAG, Pa...

Roundtable: San Diego County Races, Bills On Housing And SANDAG, Padres Midseason

July 14
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

There are new and familiar faces vying for County seats. Important bills on housing and SANDAG reform advance in Sacramento. And are the new faces on the Padres helping them advance?

Roundtable: Mayor Faulconer's Future; Homelessness Plan; SDG&E Face...

Roundtable: Mayor Faulconer's Future; Homelessness Plan; SDG&E Faces Energy Alternatives

July 7
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

Kevin Faulconer has been mayor of San Diego for just over three years. Is he going anywhere? San Diego teams up with the county and others for a new homeless initiative. And SDG&E works to save power — its own.

Roundtable: Leaked Memo, Surplus 'Q,' SDUSD Staffing, Sweetwater Sc...

Roundtable: Leaked Memo, Surplus 'Q,' SDUSD Staffing, Sweetwater Scandal Revisited, Zoo News

June 30
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

City Attorney's SoccerCity strategy memo is leaked. Is Qualcomm Stadium surplus property? SDUSD staffing rises while enrollment shrinks. Looking back at Sweetwater scandal. The Zoo looks ahead -- to Africa.

Roundtable: No Special Election, Toxic Plume In El Cajon, Driving S...

Roundtable: No Special Election, Toxic Plume In El Cajon, Driving Stoned

June 16
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

There will be no special election for the city of San Diego this November. Probably. A plume of toxic contaminants lurks under El Cajon. And how can we tell who is driving while high?

Roundtable: San Diego's Budget, SoccerCity, Convention Center

Roundtable: San Diego's Budget, SoccerCity, Convention Center

June 9
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

On Monday the San Diego City Council passed the budget without funding a special election this November, potentially dooming SoccerCity and a tax increase for a Convention Center expansion.

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