Patt Morrison

Columnist Patt Morrison Asks

Patt Morrison is a longtime Times writer and columnist who has a share of two Pulitzer Prizes. Her broadcasting work has won six Emmys and 11 Golden Mikes. Her book about the Los Angeles River was a bestseller, and she was the first woman in nearly 25 years to be honored with the L.A. Press Club’s lifetime achievement award. Pink’s, the legendary Hollywood hot dog stand, named its veggie dog after her.

Recent Articles

  • Patt Morrison asks: Omar Epps

    Patt Morrison asks: Omar Epps

    On the nation’s festive calendar, Father’s Day arrived late -- more than 50 years after Mother’s Day got a presidential blessing. Since then, the predictable blitz of neckties and sports gear for dad has almost caught up with the sentimental deluge of flowers and chocolates for mom. But: fewer...

  • As California's 'death with dignity' law takes effect, what can we learn from Oregon's experience with assisted suicide?

    As California's 'death with dignity' law takes effect, what can we learn from Oregon's experience with assisted suicide?

    As California’s aid-in-dying law takes effect, a top Oregon health officer describes how terminally ill Oregonians use that state’s longstanding death with dignity law. Find the full archive of "Patt Morrison Asks" podcasts here or search for "Patt Morrison Asks" on iTunes. For a transcript of...

  • Patt Morrison asks: Dr. Katrina Hedberg

    Patt Morrison asks: Dr. Katrina Hedberg

    As of Thursday, any cogent, terminally ill adult living along the entire Pacific Coast of the United States – from the Canadian border to the Mexican – can legally ask for lethal drugs to take her or his own life. California now joins Oregon and Washington, along with Vermont and Montana, in a...

  • Patt Morrison asks: Sen. Barbara Boxer

    Patt Morrison asks: Sen. Barbara Boxer

    Barbara Boxer has had a title in front of her name for four decades — first, Marin County supervisor, then member of Congress, and now United States senator.  Soon it will be “former,” as the lifelong Democrat departs Capitol Hill to come back to California. There’s another moniker too – “author.”...

  • Senator Barbara Boxer on her retirement, Donald Trump and her new book. Oh, and she sings a little, too.

    Senator Barbara Boxer on her retirement, Donald Trump and her new book. Oh, and she sings a little, too.

    With 40 years in elected office, retiring Senator Barbara Boxer launches her memoir and sizes up her legislative career, the 2016 election, Edward Snowden (“not a fan”) and her friend Bernie Sanders. Find the full archive of "Patt Morrison Asks" podcasts here or search for "Patt Morrison Asks"...

  • Ronald Reagan's political guru Stuart Spencer takes on Trump and the GOP for neglecting Latinos

    Ronald Reagan's political guru Stuart Spencer takes on Trump and the GOP for neglecting Latinos

    Every election has its own little touch of the offbeat, but this one is off the charts. With the California primary approaching, one of politics’ founding campaign strategists, Stuart Spencer, diagnoses what ails the state GOP -- mostly its relationship with Latinos -- and the Republican brand...

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