Kate Perdoni is an artist, musician, writer, and 7x Emmy-nominated journalist, host, and documentary maker based in south central Colorado. Kate has produced television, documentaries, journalism and multimedia for Rocky Mountain PBS since 2014. A map of recent reporting and film work is here.
In 2022, Kate received a Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies Contingent and Community Scholars fellowship through Colorado College in continuing study of historic documents of the land and water systems of the Sangre de Cristo Culebra Mountain watersheds. Kate is a RedLine Arts in Society member in co-production of digital arts instruction at Centennial High School in San Luis with teacher Helen Seay and Principal Kimba Rael.
Kate was named a 2017 Rising Star by the Colorado Springs Business Journal, received the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts’ 2018 EY Next Wave Leadership Award, and was the recipient of the 2019 Arts Business Education Cultural Heritage Education Award for documenting the life of Fannie Mae Duncan. Kate was named a 2021 Gates Family Foundation and Colorado Media Project Water Fellow, creating a series of programming around local farm and ranch practices.
Amidst a long sub-career as a recording artist and touring musician, Kate signed to Bar/None Records in 2013. Kate has served as Executive Director of the Pikes Peak Arts Council, Vice Chair of the City of Colorado Springs Public Art Commission, on Advisory Council to the Youth Documentary Academy, and has been awarded by the Colorado Broadcasters Association and the Society for Professional Journalists.
Kate frequently speaks, moderates, emcees, guest lectures and teaches public and private programs and functions. A list of selected appearances is here.
Background photo by Malisa Ahlin