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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

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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