‘The Best Of California With Pat Pattison’ Goes National On Fun Roads
Former Disney executive and long-time TV broadcast veteran Pat Pattison is continuing his second act by hosting The Best of California with Pat Pattison. The show debuted nationally on the Fun Roads TV channel on June 1 just in time for California’s re-opening and summer travel.
The Best of California with Pat Pattison evolved from Pattison’s YouTube and Facebook video travel segments that caught on to a larger audience. The show highlights California’s natural wonders, unique history and fascinating people from all over the state.
The first episode highlights: the bizarre story of an Old West outlaw’s cadaver found in the Long Beach Pike amusement park; the abandoned 1920s Lake Marconian Resort used by Walt Disney now on prison grounds; the Dana Adobe in Nipomo; and in the regular food segment, trash that’s recycled into art displayed at Tio’s Tacos Mexican Restaurant in Riverside.
Given his background at Disney, each episode will highlight some unique locale or nugget of Hollywood history. As a California native, Pattison’s passion for the state comes from the fact that his family has lived there since the 1890s and has witnessed its transformation first-hand.
“I’m excited to be partnering with Fun Roads to spread the word about all the beauty and wonder of California,” Pattison says. “Given the past year we’ve had, California is a perfect spot to travel and see things closer to home.”
“When I first saw The Best of California with Pat Pattison I was immediately struck by Pat’s fun and informal hosting style” says Ashley Gracile, Fun Roads CEO-founder. “When you combine that with the massive domestic and international interest of traveling to and through California; adding Pat’s show to Fun Roads 24/7 lineup of road travel shows was a no brainer.”
Pattison’s has also been the host of the business show Remade in California for Spectrum, segments on CNBC’s Make Me a Millionaire Inventor, as well as numerous other news assignments. He is also known in the industry as a marketing executive who founded Incentive Sales Rewards in 2005 a division of WorldLink Ventures, which he continues to run. He also has worked at The Walt Disney Studios as creative services VP, and at KTTV Los Angeles, WTTG Washington, WCVB Boston and Disneyland over a long career.
Fun Roads Media is an independent, privately held media company. The company’s flagship property is the Fun Roads television network that celebrates road tripping with a popular lineup of TV series and movies, including original shows. Fun Roads is now broadcast 24/7/365 into 35 million homes in four of the nation’s top six TV markets and six of the nation’s top 17 TV markets, along with six more top 50 markets. More than 90 million people in 45 communities across the U.S. can watch Fun Roads.