Patti has been with 9NEWS/KUSA for more than 30 years. She began her career as a studio camera operator in 1978 at KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City. She was promoted to noon, 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. producer until she left KOCO for a producing position at KDFW-TV in Dallas, Texas. While there, Dennis produced a myriad of newscasts and special projects.
She was hired in Denver at 9NEWS in 1981 as the weekend producer and then produced newscasts in various time periods. Then she was promoted to executive producer of an afternoon talk/variety show called "Good Afternoon Colorado." In addition to producing GAC as a daily, live one-hour program, Patti produced 135 episodes of a spin-off for the Discovery Channel called "Start to Finish." This show still appears in the Discovery daily lineup from time to time.
Patti returned to news in 1994 from GAC to become executive producer of the newsroom. In 1996, she was named news director and promoted to vice president/news in 1998.
Patti and her husband have two daughters and two mini-dachshunds. On weekends you can often find her riding her bike in the Colorado hills.