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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

Public Health Officer Dr. Wilma Wooten speaks a...

San Diego Public Health Leaders Detail How They'll Roll Out A COVID-19 Vaccine

Nov. 30
By Pat Finn, Tarryn Mento

Pfizer has already requested emergency use authorization, and if granted, vaccines could ship as early as December 12.

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San Diego's Budget Projections Have Coronavirus Written All Over Them

Nov. 23
By Alison St John, Pat Finn

The two biggest sources of city revenue, sales taxes and hotel taxes, have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and are likely to remain ailing for some time.

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Jahi Turner's Mother Still Wants Answers 18 Years After Her Son Went Missing

Nov. 17
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

Eighteen years — a lifetime — after her two-year-old son just disappeared, Jahi Turner's mother was ready to tell her story.

Harbor Drive and the San Diego-Coronado Bridge ...

Port of San Diego's Plan: 34 Miles To Redesign

Nov. 16
By Alison St John, Pat Finn

The draft of the newly Revised Port Master Plan Update ditches hundreds of new hotel rooms, postpones the redevelopment of Seaport Village and adds a new way for big trucks to avoid Barrio Logan on their way north.

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Huge DDT Dumping Ground Found Near Catalina

Nov. 3
By Alison St John, Pat Finn

In the last decade, a marine scientist photographed evidence of what may be 500,000 barrels of DDT waste dumped into deeper waters closer to Catalina Island.

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Plurality Of San Diego County Residents Support Reallocating Police Funding

Oct. 30
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

A Voice of San Diego survey found that nearly half of county residents support reallocating some law enforcement funding toward social services than don't.

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South County Voters Face Interesting Choices

Oct. 28
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

The contest for the District 1 seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors will have historic results. A candidate who has ended his campaign for the District 7 City Council race could win. And an incumbent on the Otay Water District board is so controversial he has drawn three challengers.

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California Theme Parks Not The Happiest Places Right Now

Oct. 26
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

California theme parks and their surrounding communities face the loss of billions more in revenue as the state's coronavirus restrictions threaten to keep parks such as Legoland and Disneyland closed during the holidays.

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San Diego, Other California Cities Top List Ranking Climate Action Plans

Oct. 22
By City News Service, Erik Anderson, Pat Finn

The report, published by the Brookings Institution, finds the leadership of these municipalities "stands as an important counter to the federal government's rollback of climate policies and departure from the Paris Agreement."

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Emails Reveal More About City's Ash Street Lease Deal

Oct. 20
By Alison St John, Pat Finn

The city of San Diego's lease-to-own agreement for the 101 Ash St. high-rise has been called the worst real estate deal in the city's history. Emails reviewed by The San Diego Union-Tribune investigative reporter Jeff McDonald fill in some holes in this complex story.

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