Producer - Contributor through April 2018
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
Two years ago Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a plan to make all California's energy supply carbon-free by 2045. The devastating wildfires and intense heat of 2020 have caused environmental groups to lobby to move that date up 15 years.
Citizens' Climate Lobby, a Coronado-based nonprofit advocating for national policies to address climate change, has won the 2020 Keeling Curve Prize for its work to advance bipartisan climate change mitigation policies.
A committee of SDSU's Faculty Senate is considering a proposal to allow the university president to revoke emeritus status and its privileges held by retired professors who cause harm to the university's reputation.
New Blackhawk helicopters are replacing the state agency's Vietnam-era Hueys. Newly hired firefighters will replace many of the inmate crews no longer available because of COVID-19 precautions or early release.
In 2009, San Diego scientists were the first to report the strain of virus that became known as the H1N1 swine flu. Not as deadly as the coronavirus, it eventually killed some 285,000 worldwide. Now scientists are concerned by a new strain of the same virus which is spreading quickly in China.
Imperial County, as with other California counties, has seen an increase in positive tests for the coronavirus and cases of COVID-19. How is this mostly rural agricultural region coping with the pandemic?
There was no March Madness for the SDSU Aztecs, no NBA finals for the Golden State Warriors. Major League Baseball says it will play fewer than half the games of a normal season starting in late July. Football season is increasingly doubtful, as is the season for that other contact sport, hockey. The reason is, of course, COVID-19, and the fallout from the lack of sports — professional, collegiate and prep — extends far and wide.
Not since the late 1960s have American police agencies used so much tear gas against American protesters.
The City Council president says it could have been much worse and highlights the restoration of many cuts in services proposed by the mayor's office in April.
Feion Villodas, professor of clinical psychology at San Diego State University, says parents should start having conversations about racism with their kids as early as pre-school.