Patty Satalia

Senior Producer / Host

Patty Satalia is a senior producer/host for WPSU-TV and FM.  Prior to joining Penn State Public Broadcasting in 1987, she worked in commercial television in Pittsburgh, first as a film editor and fill-in capsule news anchor for WPGH-TV, and later, for WPTT-TV as public affairs director and co-host of the talk-show, People, Places and Things. In her more than 26 years at WPSU, Patty has conducted more than 5,600 interviews and has hosted a variety of programs, including Take Note, which aired on TV for more than 35 years, and on radio for more than 14 years.  She also hosted the magazine show, Pennsylvania Inside Out, and the Lobby Talk series, which was recorded before a live audience in the lobby of the Outreach Building.  For eight seasons, Patty produced the Emmy award-winning game show, The Pennsylvania Game, as well as a number of award-winning documentaries, including: Children and Autism: Time is Brain; Creating Health: Childhood Obesity: and Farming from the Heart, to name a few. She is currently co-producer/host of the half-hour public affairs program, Conversations from Penn State, and a reporter for WPSU-FM.  

Patty graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1980.  She and her husband, Ed Satalia, a building contractor, have two grown sons. 

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