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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: Taking A Stand On Immigration, Mattis As Defense Secretary, Effects Of Legal Pot

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Democrats at the state capitol launch an offensive on the proposed immigration policies of President-elect Donald Trump. Will retired Gen. James Mattis be a good fit for Secretary of Defense? And the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in the state is already having effect on criminal justice in San Diego.

Roundtable: Gaspar, Issa Victorious; SANDAG's Big Loss; SDPD Traffic Stops; Downtown Homelessness

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Kristin Gaspar and Darrell Issa get some final answers. SANDAG's leadership is questioned; SDPD defends its traffic stops. And the number of downtown homeless keeps rising.

Roundtable: (Fake) News Wars, Woeful Chargers And Padres, New Moves At The Opera And Symphony

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What happens when the news media is widely distrusted and largely ignored? How disgusted is San Diego with its professional sports teams? And what happens when San Diego's opera and symphony try to find new audiences?

Roundtable: The Trump Effect, Trump U Lawsuit, Plaza De Panama Reboot

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The election of Donald Trump promises change and upheaval for California. There's some action on one of the Trump University class-actions. And Balboa Park's going to get a makeover.

Roundtable: Trump Wins, Chargers Lose: Parsing The Results Of Election 2016

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Who could have predicted a President Donald J. Trump? Turns out some people did. Measures C and D lost, predictably, but the size of the win by opponents to Lilac Hills, not so much.

Roundtable: Trump And Women, Gaspar And Roberts, Measure A, Lilac Hills

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's troubles include sexual assault allegations now filtering into San Diego races. The race for supervisor in District 3 should have been a cakewalk for the incumbent. Measure to increase sales tax has an uphill road. Lilac Hills could bloom, or not.

Who's Doug Applegate, The Political Newbie Narrowly Trailing Darrell Issa?

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Issa's opponent, a retired Marine colonel, was unknown in the 49th Congressional District until this year.

Issa On His Race For Congress, Refugees, Climate Change

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For the first time since 2002, the 49th Congressional District is at the center of a fiercely contested political contest. The incumbent Republican Darrell Issa makes his case on Midday Edition.

Roundtable: Money And Lilac Hills, Housing Shortage, Haitian Refugees

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A sudden $50,000 contribution to the county Republican Party is connected to Measure B on the ballot. When squalid, illegal apartments are rehabbed, not everyone benefits. The Haitian refugees at our doorstep cope with changing rules.

Is Water A Battleground In The West?

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Author John Fleck says that states and individuals don't fight over water so much as they conserve it and cooperate over how much to use.

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