About us





On-Air Magazine Regular theater columnist
The San Diego Jewish Journal Regular feature writer
San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Magazine Freelance feature Writer
San Diego Magazine Freelance feature writer
Décor & Style Regular monthly theater columnist; feature writer
In Theater San Diego theatre correspondent for national theatre news weekly
Performance Today Freelance feature writer on travel and the arts
The Los Angeles Times Freelance arts & feature writer, theatre reviewer
The San Diego Union-Tribune Freelance arts feature writer, book reviewer
The Orange County Register Freelance theatre critic
The San Diego Tribune Weekly theatre columnist (‘County Stages’); Freelance theatre critic, arts/entertainment feature writer; book reviewer
L.A. Theatre & Entertainment Review San Diego theatre critic; arts features/ interviews
Woman’s World Freelance writer for national woman’s weekly magazine
San Diego Gay & Lesbian Times Regular theater critic



Channel 4 San Diego Host of 11th Annual Patte Awards for Theater Excellence
KUSI-TV, San Diego Regular appearances on magazine show, “Good Morning, San Diego,” talking about theater in town
KPBS-TV, San Diego Host, writer, producer of “Center Stage,” an hour-long, all-theater arts & entertainment live-audience special (aired 3x annually)
KPBS-FM, San Diego Freelance writer, interviewer, theatre critic, commentator; weekly on-air theatre critic

Host/writer/producer of “Center Stage,” a 2-hour live theater variety show

National Public Radio Freelance feature reporter specializing in the arts

Features aired on “Morning Edition,”  “Weekend Edition”

San Diego CityTV Freelance writer/producer, documentaries
KSDS-FM, San Diego Newscaster; writer, reporter
KCST-TV, “San Diego Alive” Feature writer; field reporting intern for TV magazine
“Newscene,” Cable TV News anchor; news writer, field reporter



knsd.com Weekly online theater recommendations: “What’s Hot”
kpbs.org Online theater reviews and arts features
sdtheatrescene.com Weekly online columnist
Microsoft SanDiegoSidewalk Online theater critic, arts/theatre feature writer
Theatermania.com Online theater critic and arts feature writer



Patté Productions, Inc. President, CEO
San Diego State University Assoc. Prof., Department of Communicative Disorders
Sign of the Times, The San Diego Theatre of the Deaf Founder and Artistic Director
The Columbia Players, a musical- comedy repertory company, NYC Actor/singer




Ph.D., Communication Arts & Sciences City University of New York
Telecommunications San Diego City College: Radio & newswriting & production
Theater Coursework in stage acting, acting for television commercials, accents/dialects, improvisation, Commedia dell’Arte, mime



Emmy Award, 2002 for writing/producing/hosting “Center Stage,” KPBS-TV

Living Legacy Award, 2005, Women’s International Center

San Diego Press Club Journalism Award.  1990-2006.  First or Second Prize Awards every year, for Arts/Entertainment and/or Feature and/or critical writing in radio, TV, magazine, newspaper

Society of Professional Journalists– San Diego Chapter. 1990-2006.  First or Second Prize Award every year, for Arts/Entertainment and/or Feature and/or critical writing in radio, magazine, newspaper

National Commendation Award,  American Women in Radio and Television.  Outstanding Radio Feature

KPBS Radio Merit Award; Best Arts Feature (“San Diego: Theatre Boom Town”), aired on KPBS-FM, San Diego and National Public Radio

Special award from National Council for Better Hearing and Speech Month — for 20-part radio series on communication;  written, produced and aired on KPBS-FM, San Diego

Elected to Outstanding Young Women of America

Named Most Influential Faculty Member 7 times — Dept. of Communicative Disorders, San Diego State University



National Association of Television Arts & Sciences

American Theatre Critics Association

Society of Professional Journalists

San Diego Press Club

Phi Beta Kappa



Fluent in American Sign Language

Extensive travel and experience in public speaking: lectures/seminars presented in the U.S., Canada, Europe