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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

A coronavirus patient lies on a bed surrounded ...

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.

Dr. Toluwalase Ajayi is pictured with her daugh...

Midday Edition Special: Racism Fuels Black Maternal And Infant Health Crisis

Feb. 24
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke, 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.

UC San Diego's School of Medicine is shown in t...

UC San Diego Clinical Trial To Assess Safety, Effectiveness Of Alzheimer's Treatment

Feb. 23
By Jade Hindmon, Pat Finn

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.

County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletch...

Santee City Council Calls Out Nathan Fletcher

Feb. 17
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

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.

A seawall is constructed along the beach in Del...

San Diego Aims for Resilience To Face Climate Crisis

Feb. 16
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

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.

Tease photo for Progressive Los Angeles District Atto...

Progressive Los Angeles District Attorney Facing Roadblocks

Feb. 16
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

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.

A voter casts her ballot during early voting at...

Nearly 5,000 San Diegans Left The Republican Party In January

Feb. 15
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

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.

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COVID-19 Vaccines In San Diego: The Whys And Hows

Feb. 2
By Pat Finn, Tarryn Mento

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.

Newly released video of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Gr...

Sara Jacobs Introduces Censure Resolution, Calls For Marjorie Taylor Greene To Resign

Feb. 1
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

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.

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