Kate Perdoni is a southern Colorado-based rock musician, artist, and 5x Emmy-nominated multimedia journalist and documentary filmmaker. Kate has been a television host, producer, director, videographer, writer, and editor with Rocky Mountain PBS since 2014, and has been a reporter and director in public media and freelance journalist for almost 20 years. 

 

Born in New Jersey and raised in Bucks County and on a farm in rural Minnesota, 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 was named a 2017 Colorado Springs Business Journal Rising Star, received the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts’ 2018 EY Next Wave Leadership Award, and was the recipient of the 2020 Arts Business Education Cultural Heritage Education Award. Kate has also been honored by the Colorado Broadcasters Association and the Society for Professional Journalists. Amidst a long sub-career as a recording and touring artist, Kate signed to Bar/None Records in 2013. 

Kate presents, moderates, emcees, and guest lectures frequently at colleges, universities, public programs, and private functions. A list of selected engagements is below. 

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selected engagements

 

2018 - present | Television host, including Colorado Voices and Arts District, Rocky Mountain PBS

2.22 | Guest lecturer, Whittier College documentary film course

9.21 | Film Screening + filmmaker Q+A: Lost and Preserved in Colorado Springs at the Pioneers Museum, Colorado Springs 

7.21| Film Screening + filmmaker Q+A: YDA Master Class at Kimball's Theatre in Colorado Springs

 

2.21 | Film Screening + filmmaker Q+A: Pikes Peak Library District: Fannie Mae Duncan and the Cotton Club

 

11.20 | Host, Antiques Roadshow online event for Rocky Mountain PBS

2017 - 2022 | Advisory Board, Youth Documentary Academy

 

11.20 | Host + moderator, 35th Anniversary event,
Colorado Business Committee for the Arts

10.20 | Panelist, State of Music in the Region, Arts Month Series

 

9.20 | Performer + presenter,
Downtown Colorado Springs Rotary Club

8.20 | Guest, Humanitou Podcast

5.20 | Guest DJ, Lunch Beat, Colorado Springs Galleries of Contemporary Art

3.20 | Selection Committee, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts 2021 Business for the Arts Awards

2.20 | Host + Performer, Colorado Springs Philharmonic Children's Show, The Orchestra Rocks at the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

10.19 | Keynote Speaker, Fannie Mae Duncan statue dedication, Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

7.19 | Denver Arts & Venues presenter + panelist, 2019 Underground Music Showcase

7.19 | Performer, Film on the Rocks, Red Rocks Amphitheater 

6.19 | Best Rock Band Nominee, Spirettes, Denver Westword

4.19 | Guest Lecturer + Presenter, Colorado College Historical Documentary Class

2.19 | Feature filmmaker + panelist, Rocky Mountain Women's Film Institute, Fannie Mae Duncan and the Cotton Club

1.19 | Children's Music Workshop Presenter with Chela Lujan, Colorado DeTour program with the Bohemian Foundation, La Junta

2015 - 2018 | Creator + Instructor, Citizen Journalism course

11.18 | Presenter, Colorado State House of Representatives Resolution on behalf of Fannie Mae Duncan

11.18 | Host, Economic Activity Study Breakfast, Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, for  Colorado Business Committee for the Arts

Reporter, Rocky Mountain PBS 2014 - 2022

Various Freelance Work [2006-2018]

Springs Magazine feature, Knob Hill Urban Arts District

 

Essay on The Ramones and essay on Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center publication Front Row Center, 2018

 

Susan Peiffer, Pikes Peak Poet Laureate profile for Springs Magazine, 2017

 

Jeremy Van Hoy, Philharmonic Musician profile for Springs Magazine, 2016

 

Blindworm Guitars profile for Springs Magazine, 2016

 

Special Collections of Colorado College profile for Colorado Collective Magazine, 2015

 

Gallery of Contemporary Art profile for Colorado Collective Magazine, 2015

 

Mountain Fold Books profile for Colorado Collective Magazine, 2015

 

Feature on SXSW for Colorado Collective Magazine, March 2014

 

"East Peak Fire Tests the Mettle of Huerfano County Volunteer Firefighters," KRCC NPR Colorado Springs, 2014

 

“How baby sign language is giving my toddler a sense of confidence and independence,” Offbeat Families, 2013

 

“Touring with a Baby” series for Offbeat Families, 2012-2013

 

“Let’s get real: Making babies,” essay, Offbeat Families, 2012

 

"State of Acequias" article and photos in Taos Green Guide Magazine, Spring 2008

 

"Climate Change: Projections for the Southwest," article in Taos Green Guide Magazine, Spring 2008

 

"Acequias: Sharing Water in Times of Drought," article and photos in La Sierra Newspaper, March 2008

 

"Las Posadas de San Francisco," Article and photos in La Sierra, December 2007

 

"Fresh Food for Fall: Documentation of Horno Bread baking," newspaper article and photos in Caminos de Southern Colorado, November 2007

Documentation of cultural sheep slaughter, newspaper article and photos in Caminos de Southern Colorado, November 2007

 

"Tuberculosis Cases Surge Along Mexican-U.S. Border," newspaper article in Caminos de Southern Colorado,  August 2007

 

"Life is a Ditch: Acequias of Northern New Mexico," newspaper articles and photos in Caminos de Southern Colorado, June 2007

 

"Navajo Nation Power Plant Dealt Setback," newspaper article and photos in Caminos de Southern Colorado, May 2007

 

"Unrest in Mexican City Far From Resolved," newspaper article and photos in Caminos de Southern Colorado February 2007

 

"Thanksgiving at Navajo Nation," newspaper article and photos in Caminos de Southern Colorado, December 2006

News Director, KRZA Radio, 2005-2007

Background photo by Malisa Ahlin