Patty has 30 years of media experience as an anchor, journalist and producer in broadcast television. She’s worked with National Geographic, Discovery Channel, PBS, Bloomberg and more. Over the years, she has conducted and produced hundreds of interviews with a wide-range of people — from scientists, world leaders, researchers, artists, explorers, photographers, activists, authors, and celebrities.
In addition to working in front of the camera, she’s also an award-winning director, writer and producer of independent documentaries.
She co-directed BBC’s ABDUCTION, executive produced by Academy award-winning filmmaker Jane Campion. The film, which aired nationally on PBS, and on major networks around the world, garnered multiple prizes, including Columbia University’s duPont Award, one of the highest honors in U.S. broadcast and digital journalism. Patty is also the Executive Producer of Almost Sunrise, nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary. The film chronicles the transformative journey of two Iraq war veterans. She also served as consulting producer on the POV film, Give Up Tomorrow, nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Journalism, and winner of two top prizes at its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. As part of a series of award-winning short documentaries for The Guardian (UK), Patty executive produced “Beirut Dreams in Color”, about the particular challenges facing the LGBTQIA community in the Middle East.
Passionate about people and storytelling, Patty’s goal is to bring out the best in every interview.