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Pat Finn


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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

Roundtable Spotlights Foster, Spanos, Televangelist and Body-Cam Videos

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Marne Foster pleads guilty and resigns as San Diego school trustee. Chargers' Dean Spanos reconsiders San Diego. The district attorney deals with tons of body-cam videos. And a televangelist wants to build a Christian resort in Mission Valley.

Women's Professional Cycling Making Headway

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The most famous event in cycling, the Tour de France, is for men only. Now women are trying to move up from the back of the pack to increase their presence, number of events and prize money.

Blowing In The Wind? Spending Millions On Disappearing San Diego Beach Sand

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Much to the dismay of beach lovers, San Diego beaches are not so sandy any more. King tides and El Niño have made them more pebbly than ever. SANDAG has spent millions trying to stem this tide. Is it worth it?

San Diego's Image Problem With Big Tech

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When big tech companies like Google and Facebook are asked to consider locating offices in San Diego, they decline. Why? San Diego's workforce lacks the scientific, engineering and tech talent they need.

Roundtable: San Diego Mayor's Race, Methane Leak, Fish Farm

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There's a new face in the San Diego mayor's race, new stats in the mega-methane leak in Los Angeles, and new information on Hubbs-SeaWorld's experiment with farming fish.

28 Years Of Malashock Dance In San Diego

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Sometimes it's been a struggle, but after 28 years of leading San Diego's premiere modern dance company, John Malashock still finds the creative experience exciting and fulfilling.

San Diego Black Film Festival Opens This Week

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With more than a hundred films — documentaries, shorts, feature films — showing over five days, the San Diego Black Film Festival is a vital venue for filmmakers and actors to tell stories about the black experience.

Roundtable: Many Questions Remain In San Onofre Debacle

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There have been charges, counter-charges, a criminal probe and a lot of silent avoidance since the radiation leak that eventually closed the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station was discovered.

North County Cities Explore Choosing Their Energy Sources

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Several North County cities and the city of San Diego are considering switching to an alternative energy program that would give them the power to choose where their electricity comes from.

Carlsbad Voters Will Soon Decide On Shopping Center Proposed For Lagoon

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Next week, after months of forums, debates, and big campaign spending, Carlsbad voters will finally weigh in on whether they want an upscale retail center on the Agua Hediondo Lagoon.

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