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Pat Finn

Producer - Contributor through April 2018

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Pat Finn previously served as 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 by Pat Finn

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An August Recall Vote May Give Election Officials Headaches

June 22
By Andrew Bowen, Pat Finn

The interim San Diego County Registrar of Voters acknowledged that scheduling the election to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom as early as August of this year may create problems with election personnel, voting places and even paper ballots.

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Scripps Professor Veerabhadran Ramanathan Will Receive Prestigious Climate Prize

June 17
By Jade Hindmon, Pat Finn

Veerabhadran "Ram" Ramanathan, the renowned professor and researcher in climate science at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, is being honored for his work on climate change.


County COVID Cases Down. Some Scripps Health Services Still Offline

May 24
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

The new week begins with good and not-so-good health care news. COVID-19 cases and deaths are down county-wide. But so are some services of Scripps Health, as it enters the fourth week of a debilitating cyberattack.

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Los Romeros Celebrate 60th Anniversary With Livestream Concert

May 18
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

One of San Diego County's most famous classical music groups, Los Romeros, will perform a 60th anniversary concert on Sunday. It will be livestreamed from the Belly Up in Solana Beach.

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Warwick's Bookstore Saved By Local Bibliophiles

May 13
By Pat Finn

When the owner of Warwick's in La Jolla was given two weeks to meet an all-cash offer of $8.3 million for the building the store had occupied for 70 years, she thought it was curtains.

The San Diego Police Department headquarters is...

San Diego Council Members: Shifting Police Funds Will Take Time, Planning

May 11
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

While activists are calling for immediate reform, some San Diego City Council members say a thorough analysis of how, where and when to shift portions of the police department budget is needed first.


Information Scarce As Cyberattack Disruption At Scripps Health Continues

May 10
By Jade Hindmon, Pat Finn

Everyone from Scripps Health executives to the FBI has maintained radio silence about the extent and ramifications of the cyberattack on Scripps Health. Frustrated patients, however, have become very noisy on Scripps' Facebook account.

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Blue Shield CEO: Vaccinations Have Slowed In California

May 7
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon, Pat Finn

Paul Markovich, president and CEO of Blue Shield of California, joined Midday Edition to talk about the hurdles the state must overcome to reach herd immunity and slow the spread of coronavirus.

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Case Of India COVID Variant Discovered In San Diego

May 5
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Dr. Wilma Wooten, San Diego County Public Health Officer, informed the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday that a case of the COVID-19 variant that is ravaging India has been found in San Diego.

A medical screening station set up inside the S...

Roundtable: Migrant Girls Sheltering In Convention Center, Anti-Asian Hate

April 2
By Maya Trabulsi, Pat Finn

A conversation about anti-Asian hate with former San Diego news anchor Lee Ann Kim and an update on the more than 700 unaccompanied young migrant girls now sheltered in the San Diego Convention Center.

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