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.
Patti’s Recent Stories
Nation Jun 17Elizabeth Brackett, longtime intrepid special correspondent for the NewsHour, dies at 76
Brackett, who worked on and off as a midwest correspondent for the PBS NewsHour starting in 1984, died Sunday after a bicycle accident left her critically injured. She was 76.
Health May 20Americans favor tax breaks to encourage savings for long term care
For the second year in a row, the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs conducted a survey of attitudes towards long-term care among those over age 40. The survey, funded by a grant from The SCAN Foundation which is also…
Health May 19Colorado first state to pass ‘Right to Try,’ or the ‘Dallas Buyers’ Club’ law
Terminally ill patients often are frustrated to hear about experimental drugs they think might help them, but have not yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration -- a process that often takes years.