Patt Morrison

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Patt Morrison
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Patt Morrison
Born 1952
Education Occidental College
Occupation journalist, author
Notable credit(s) NPR 'Patt Morrison' program, PBS 'Life & Times' show, L.A. Times 'Patt Morrison Asks' column
"Rio L.A." book
Website
http://www.pattmorrison.com

Patt Morrison is a journalist, author, and radio-television personality based in Los Angeles and Southern California.[1]

Media[edit]

Morrison is a writer for the Los Angeles Times, with the weekly 'Patt Morrison Asks' column,[2] and received the Joseph M. Quinn award in 2000 from the Los Angeles Press Club for lifetime achievement.[3] In 2006 she began hosting the eponymous public radio program 'Patt Morrison,' a 2-hour weekday interview-talk program on NPR affiliate KPCC. Her program was dropped in August 2012 and she now does special reports on other KPCC programs. [4][5] Morrison has been a frequent commentator on National Public Radio since 1994, BBC radio and TV, and the Huffington Post blog. She also founded the PBS daily local news 'Life & Times' public television program, and co-hosted it on KCET-TV from 1993 to 2001.[6][7] She won six Emmys and 11 Golden Mike awards for the program.[3]

Life[edit]

Originally from Utica, Ohio, Morrison is a 1974 cum laude graduate of Occidental College,[1][8] and was named its 'Alumnus of the year' in 1995.[9] In 1998 she was elected to the college's Board of Trustees.[3]

Her fashion trademark is wearing hats that coordinate with her clothing ensembles; she is always seen in public with one.

She identifies herself as a lacto vegetarian. Pink's Hot Dogs, a Hollywood landmark and establishment known for naming unique hot dog and topping combinations after local cultural icons, has named the vegetarian 'Patt Morrison Baja Veggie hot dog' after her.[10]

Author[edit]

Patt Morrison is a fiction and non-fiction author, and in addition to numerous magazine articles [1] has written:

  • "Rio L.A., Tales from the Los Angeles River" - a book with photographer Mark LaMonica. "The reality and spirit of the Los Angeles River, a concrete masterpiece of clandestine beauty that stretches from the mountains to the mouth of Long Beach Harbor." [11]
  • "Morocco Junction 90210," a story in the book "Los Angeles Noir" - "a collection of 17 stories about the shadow side of the “City of Angels.” [11]

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