About Patti

Patti Parson is the Managing Producer of the PBS NewsHour where she helps provide editorial, managerial and financial supervision for the show’s tape production. She also is a key member of the development team, responsible for the writing, execution and fulfillment of foundation grants. As head of NewsHour's Science Unit, she has been Principal Investigator or manager of seven National Science Foundation grants. Her own productions and those she has supervised have won numerous awards, including those given by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, CINE, and the Society of Environmental Journalists.

Parson started her television career on the crew at KCTS/Seattle. She rose to being the station’s Director of Promotions and later senior producer for its public affairs programming. She also helped produce a PBS special and a Bill Moyers’ Journal.

Parson earned her bachelor’s degree from Smith College and her master’s degree from the University of Washington. She telecommutes from Denver, Colorado.

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