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Pat Blank

Host: All Things Considered

Pat Blank has been with Iowa Public Radio for 32 years. She was hired as a reporter and eventually was chosen to host Morning Edition at the Cedar Falls studios in 1986. She has been host of All Things Considered since 1995. She is a nationally award winning reporter who has also worked in commercial radio and television. Pat has served as a part-time instructor at Wartburg College and at the University of Northern Iowa where she teaches journalism classes. She is on the Board of Control for UNI’s student run radio station KULT. She is currently serving a seventh term on the National Board of Iowa Broadcast Archives.

In 2014, She was given the Jack Shelley Award by the Iowa Broadcast News Association. At the time she was just the fourth woman to receive the award.
Pat has a bachelor’s degree in radio-television broadcasting from the University of Northern Iowa. You can contact Pat at pblank@iowapublicradio.org.