Patt Morrison KPCC Contributor
In addition to the Times, Patt is read, heard, and seen in many other places. She is a regular commentator on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" and has published a bestselling book on the Los Angeles River.
Morrison is frequently interviewed about Southern California on the BBC and other television and radio programs, and was a founding host of "Life & Times" on KCET-TV, for which she won six Emmys and six Golden Mike awards.
A Senior Fellow in the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA, Morrison was featured on the cover of "TALKERS Magazine" as one of the ‘’heavy hundred’’ of the nation’s talk radio hosts – a first for a public radio host.
Among her other honors: Pink's, the famous Los Angeles hot dog stand, has a veggie dog named after her!
Stories by Patt Morrison
Writer Litty Mathew's debut novel tells the story of Rupen Najarian, an aging musician who was his family’s sole survivor of the Armenian genocide in 1915.
Abraham Lincoln loved the idea of California but never got to see it. He became the first to leave a lasting mark on the state — even before Washington.
On Sunday, March 15, veteran Broadway actress Patricia Morison will observe her 100th birthday with one more performance. We knew the perfect person to talk with her.
Rick Orlov — city hall reporter for the Daily News — died this past Monday. He was 66. In a place full of chatterers, Orlov was a listener.
Jerry Brown is the only man who ever has been and now ever can be elected to four terms as California governor. What is it he wants?
KPCC's Patt Morrison interviews her grandson, Harry Chandler, about the socialite and philanthropist who brought the Music Center to Los Angeles.
Rain fell at a fraction of normal levels, livestock were slaughtered en masse and California's once-thriving rancho economy was devastated.
Norman Lear — who wrote, produced and created shows like "All in the Family," "Sanford and Sons," "The Jeffersons" — says he feels he got America to talk to each other.
O.J. Simpson had said he'd surrender that morning, avoid all the cameras and the hoo-ha, but then he cut and ran, and for hours, it was a game of where's O.J.?
The ruling finds that California teacher tenure, firing and discipline procedures are unconstitutional because they violate children’s right to an adequate education.
Jeanie Buss, President and part owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, talks to Patt Morrison about the Lakers, the Donald Sterling controversy and Phil Jackson.
When the grand Spanish-deco train station opened in downtown L.A. 75 years ago, it was a very big deal.
This year, Beverly Hills celebrates 100 years of cityhood. But how did Beverly Hills get to be the upscale paradise it is today?
Academy Award winner Joel Harlow is a man of a thousand faces, but almost none of them are his. He's nominated again, this time for his work on Johnny Depp in "The Lone Ranger."
KPCC's Patt Morrison writes with a commentary on earthquakes, the weather, the Los Angeles riots of 1992 and how the rest of the America looks at California.