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Patt Morrison is best known as a longtime reporter and columnist for the Los Angeles Times, where she has won numerous awards, including a share of two Pulitzer Prizes.

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

Retired judge supports marijuana legalization

A bill in the California legislature would regulate marijuana the same way the state and federal governments do the sale of alcohol – not as an illegal substance but as a restricted one. Jim Gray, a retired Orange County Superior Court judge, told KPCC’s “Patt Morrison” he believes that approach makes sense.

Truck that crashed in La Canada Flintridge shouldn't have been there

In the aftermath of Wednesday night’s fatal big rig crash in La Cañada Flintridge, elected officials criticized the state transportation agency claiming that it didn’t do enough to keep heavy trucks off a steep portion of the Angeles Crest Highway. Caltrans regional official Doug Failing told KPCC’s “Patt Morrison” that there are signs along the route prohibiting big rigs, and that the driver would have seen them.

John McCain Accepts Presidential Nomination on Final Night of GOP Convention

Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain closed out his party's National Convention on Thursday night by vowing to end the "partisan rancor" in Washington. KPCC's Patt Morrison have been covering the convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. Morning Edition host Steve Julian asked Patt whether McCain accomplished what he needed to in his speech.

John McCain Accepts Presidential Nomination on Final Night of GOP Convention

Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain closed out his party's National Convention on Thursday night by vowing to end the "partisan rancor" in Washington. KPCC's Patt Morrison have been covering the convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. Morning Edition host Steve Julian asked Patt whether McCain accomplished what he needed to in his speech.

Republican Presidential Nominee John McCain Speaks Tonight

Arizona Senator John McCain will accept the Republican presidential nomination tonight at the party's convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. Last night, McCain's running mate Sarah Palin addressed the convention. KPCC's Patt Morrison is in St. Paul and told Morning Edition host Steve Julian that Palin's speech pleased delegates.

President Bush Endorses McCain in Republican Convention Speech

President Bush spoke to delegates last night at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. KPCC's Patt Morrison is covering the convention. President Bush's speech was met with applause from delegates. Morning Edition host Steve Julian asked Patt whether delegates were happy with President Bush or just his endorsement of John McCain.

President Bush Endorses McCain in Republican Convention Speech

President Bush spoke to delegates last night at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. KPCC's Patt Morrison is covering the convention. President Bush's speech was met with applause from delegates. Morning Edition host Steve Julian asked Patt whether delegates were happy with President Bush or just his endorsement of John McCain.

Republicans Rearrange Convention Schedule

The speeches resume tonight at the Republican National Convention. There were no primetime speeches last night because of former Hurricane Gustav. KPCC's Patt Morrison is in St. Paul, Minn. and spoke with Morning Edition host Steve Julian.

Republicans Rearrange Convention Schedule

The speeches resume tonight at the Republican National Convention. There were no primetime speeches last night because of former Hurricane Gustav. KPCC's Patt Morrison is in St. Paul, Minn. and spoke with Morning Edition host Steve Julian.

Hurricane Puts Republican Convention Into a State of Flux

Republicans have cancelled all of the big speeches that had been planned for the first night of their national convention because of Hurricane Gustav. KPCC's Patt Morrison is in St. Paul, Minnesota covering the Republican National Convention. She told Morning Edition host Steve Julian that Republicans are taking the rest of the schedule day by day.

Hurricane Puts Republican Convention Into a State of Flux

Republicans have cancelled all of the big speeches that had been planned for the first night of their national convention because of Hurricane Gustav. KPCC's Patt Morrison is in St. Paul, Minnesota covering the Republican National Convention. She told Morning Edition host Steve Julian that Republicans are taking the rest of the schedule day by day.