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
In San Diego County, Black women are three times more likely to die due to pregnancy or delivery complications — so are Black infants. Black babies are also 60% more likely to be born prematurely.
Scientists at UC San Diego Health are soon to see whether a treatment for Alzheimer's disease they have been working on for more than 15 years is really as promising as it appears now.
Nathan Fletcher, the chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, was chastised last week by members of the Santee City Council over his remarks about leaders of the movement to recall Governor Gavin Newsom.
Heat, flooding, drought, wildfires. San Diego, facing the four horsemen of the climate apocalypse, has realized its own climate action plan won't provide enough armor. So, the city is looking for resilience, by finding ways to mitigate the most dire effects of climate change in our future.
The progress that newly elected Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón was elected to make is facing obstacles, including a lawsuit filed by his own prosecutors.
Nearly 5,000 registered Republicans in San Diego County left the party last month. Some re-registered as Democrats, some as members of the American Independent Party and some stated no party preference.
KPBS health reporter Tarryn Mento talked with Nick Macchione and Dr. Wilma Wooten of the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency to get the latest on the coronavirus vaccine situation.
Saying she knows what can happen when rhetoric advocating violence is allowed to go unchecked, San Diego Democratic Congresswoman Sara Jacobs has co-sponsored a censure resolution against Georgia Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Gov. Gavin Newsom brought the state's stay-at-home order to a sudden halt Monday, allowing restaurants to serve diners outside, and theme parks and personal service businesses limited operations.
As a reporter on the politics and events of San Diego County for The San Diego Union-Tribune, Charles Clark kept his opinions to himself. Today he becomes a columnist who will focus on how race, history, identity and values shape our actions.