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
75 years ago today, December 30, 1940, the first Freeway in the Western United States opened, changing the way Los Angeles would get around forever.
Twenty years ago, OJ Simpson was acquitted for the murder of his ex-wife and her friend. What happened next was a sordid souvenir blitz only a famous American trial could inspire.
To a kid visiting a museum, is there anything more fascinating than mummies? Come see unopened caskets, 3D printing and mummified beer mugs.
“Listen to Me Marlon,” the documentary, introduces the world to a man a few of us were fortunate enough to know. Ours was not always an easy friendship but it was, to the last, a true one.
Roy Choi, the kogi truck revolutionary, talks about the new exhibit and book featuring the L.A. Public Library's huge collection of historic menus.
The torching of the DaVinci was the biggest unsolved arson downtown since the LA Public Library burned on April 29, 1986.
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.?