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
Terminal 1, the home to Southwest, Alaska and a few other carriers, is closer to a major makeover.
On Monday, Congressman Duncan D. Hunter will resign. There will be no special election for the 50th Congressional District. Local vets reveal their thoughts on the situation with Iran. And homelessness is spreading to the suburbs.
This week, the minimum wage rose $1 an hour in California, on a path to reach $15 an hour in 2023. The pay increase will impact workers and businesses and eventually consumers.
The San Diego Padres, coming off a dismal 2019 season of 70 wins and 92 losses, have chosen Jayce Tingler, a former college pitcher and minor league manager for the Texas Rangers, as their new manager.
- Oct. 22, 2019
- By Pat Finn
The California Coastal Commission has given Southern California Edison permission to begin dismantling the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The looming demolition brings up long-running issues of fuel disposal and safety.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and several business leaders have asked Macy's to stand down from their lawsuit against Stockdale Capital Partners, the new owners of Horton Plaza Mall.
California's Department of Motor Vehicles has a reputation for long lines and balky software. In his efforts to modernize the DMV, Governor Newsom appointed tech entrepreneur Steve Gordon to head the agency.
A Carlsbad man who suffered brain damage while in custody at the Vista Detention Facility was awarded more than $12 million dollars in damages last week, one of the largest awards in a case against San Diego County in recent history.
Mentally ill defendants convicted of non-violent offenses are seldom diverted into treatment in San Diego County, as a new state law allows.
- July 19, 2019
- By Pat Finn
The Trump Administration's new rules on asylum mean migrants must receive an asylum determination from another country before applying in the U.S. If it takes affect, it will strand thousands in Mexico.