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Kate Perdoni is an artist, musician, and 7x Heartland Emmy-nominated multimedia journalist, host, documentarian, producer, director and editor living in south-central Colorado. With a degree in Journalism, Kate worked in commercial radio and print, then came to public media in 2005 via a reporting and directing career at northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado NPR affiliate KRZA Radio. As News Director, Kate traveled the southwest producing a daily half-hour weekday news magazine. Since 2014, Kate has worked with Rocky Mountain PBS. As Senior Regional Producer, Kate creates half-hour documentary programs from around the state and supports local and regional content. A selected list of contributing freelance publications is here.


Kate was born in New Jersey on the banks of the Delaware River and grew up in Bucks County, PA, then on a farm in rural Minnesota. As a musician and journalist, Kate traveled and lived all over the country before returning to Colorado in 2014. 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 in an ongoing effort to document local traditional water and land practices. 

In 2022, Kate received a Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies Contingent and Community Scholars Writing Fellowship and research grant from Colorado College to continue studying the land and water systems of the Sangre de Cristo land grant.

In 2023, Kate received a RedLine Arts in Society grant to continue production of a youth media and digital arts program in partnership with the RISE Media Lab, Principal Kimba Rael and teacher Helen Seay at Centennial High School in San Luis.  

Amidst a long sub-career as a recording artist and touring musician, Kate signed to Bar/None Records with Eros and the Eschaton in 2013. The band was voted Best Pop Band by the Denver Westword in 2018 and released two albums to national and international press.


Kate has served as Executive Director of the Pikes Peak Arts Council, Vice Chair of the City of Colorado Springs Public Art Commission, and on Advisory Council to the Youth Documentary Academy; and has been honored in production and writing by the Colorado Broadcasters Association and the Society for Professional Journalists. 


See a map of recent reporting and film work here.


Kate frequently speaks, moderates, emcees, and guest lectures and teaches at schools, colleges, universities, public programs, and private functions. A list of selected appearances is here.

Background photo by Malisa Ahlin

Kate Perdoni at Red Rocks by Brian Tryon
Kate Perdoni interviews Big Head Todd and the Monsters for Rocky Mountain PBS.
Eros and the Eschaton by Bill Starr.
Michael Gadlin and Kate Perdoni host Arts District on Rocky Mountain PBS.
Kate Perdoni and the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts Honorees, DCPA Ballroom, 2018.
Premiere of Colorado Experience: Fannie Mae Duncan.
Presenting on behalf of the Pikes Peak Arts Council Awards at the Fine Arts Center in Colorado Sprin
Presenting on behalf of CBCA with Michael Gadlin at the DCPA Ballroom, 2019.
Speaking for Youth Documentary Academy, Fine Arts Center.
Performing for Gallery of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs. Photo Allison Danielle.
Arts District on Rocky Mountain PBS.
Interview with Raw Tools in Colorado Springs. Photo by Alexis Kikoen.
Arts District promo, Rocky Mountain PBS with Michael Gadlin.
Red Rocks, photo by Brian Tryon.
Heartland Emmy Awards.
Hosting Arts District with Michael Gadlin.
Performing for Westword Music Festival. Photo Bill Starr.
Photo Bill Starr.
Glen Eyrie Castle documentary film premiere, 2019.
Photo Malissa Ahlin.
Fort Collins with Spirettes.
Rocky Mountain PBS
Filming in the San Luis Valley. Photo by Ron Rael.

email kate.perdoni/gmail | @kateyslvls

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