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.
In San Diego County, using medical marijuana can cost you your kids. Four Somalis convicted in San Diego file an appeal. Pope Francis seems to appeal to Catholics and non-Catholics alike.
Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner was sentenced to house arrest and probation. The San Diego owner/operator of a revenge porn website was arrested for extortion and charges. A North County summit takes on the automobile.
Will San Diego County be one of six drone-testing sites? The FDA tells a California company to stop selling genetic test kits. And Richard Tuite's retrial for killing Stephanie Crowe lurches toward a close.
Is the new construction at 63rd Street and El Cajon Boulevard a megadorm or luxury apartments? Bitcoins are virtual, pricey and, right now, relatively useless. And are any films worth our time and money this season?
TV and news coverage were never the same after the assassination of President Kennedy -- and neither were we. The San Diego mayor's race rolls on toward a choice not many thought they would be making.
The poor now have to get by with even less. A rare bribery scandal ensnares two admirals along with an NCIS agent. And where do we stand now that San Diego's mayoral primary is almost here?
Big money being spent, positions staked out and voter sentiment gauged in the San Diego mayor's race. Plus, local developers angry over higher fees to support affordable housing.
Sara Kruzan, whose life sentence without parole at age 16 became a cause celébré, has been released. The top three mayoral candidates have plans for just about everything. And this week the city decided to move ahead on competitive bids for its 911 ambulance service, effectively eliminating San Diego Fire from the bidding.
The launch of Obamacare was pretty rough, but is it smooth sailing for Covered California? Broken fire alarms at Sweetwater USD have set off alarms. The CEO of North County Transit District is sued for firing older women to replace them with younger ones.
What's next now that the government shutdown has been shut down? What's in Bob Filner's plea agreement with the California Attorney General? The top candidates for mayor are debating pretty much non-stop — so what are they saying?