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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

California Western Celebrates 10 Years Of Community Law

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From immigration issues to family law and housing disputes, student volunteers from California Western School of Law have provided legal services and advice to those who can't afford them for the last 10 years.

Renowned International Journalist Robin Wright In San Diego

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It goes without saying that parts of the Middle East are dangerous and deadly. How, then, does Robin Wright get at the truth of who, what and how — let alone the most important question: why?

Roundtable Investigates Investigative Reporting

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We shine a spotlight on local investigative reporting: The fallout from an ineffective whooping cough vaccine; how the cozy relationship of SoCal Edison with the CPUC affected customers; and ineffective fire alarms in Sweetwater schools.

Big Plans for San Diego's Lindbergh Field

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The recently approved $2.2 billion plan to expand the San Diego International Airport will increase its capacity to 61 gates and replace the ancient (in airport terms) Terminal One.

Roundtable On Water Rates, Navy Bribery Scandal, Longest Lawsuit

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San Diego's water rates are rising. "Fat Leonard" is singing about bribery and kickbacks to Navy personnel. Roque de la Fuente's marathon lawsuit against the city is finally settled.

High Tides, El Niño And 'The Blob' In California

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The weather will be big news in San Diego this winter, as strong El Niño-driven storms encounter already-high tides, and a warm water zone (known as "The Blob") sitting off the Northern California coast causes more trouble.

Roundtable On SeaWorld Changes, Dumanis Decision, Airline Curfew Violations

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SeaWorld says orcas will no longer jump through hoops. Bonnie Dumanis says no charges for Officer Neal Browder. Residents near the airport say enough with the airline curfew violations.

Chargers Drama Stars San Diego Mayor On New York Stage

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer made his case in New York. The Chargers and Raiders hired Disney's CEO. A sports columnist said San Diego could have a pro football team: the Raiders.

Poet and U.S. Veteran Brian Turner On 'Incoming'

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Brian Turner's extraordinary poems convey the adrenaline rush, the boredom, the flash of fear and horror of war. Turner was deployed to Bosnia and Iraq. A teacher now with a peaceful life in Florida, he continues to tell the story of war through his words.

New Book Explores All Things Pacific

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Author Simon Winchester likes big topics. He has followed up on his 2010 book on the history of the Atlantic Ocean with an even more enormous subject, the Pacific.

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