Award-winning journalist Dominic Patten is currently writing 1972 - The First Year of the 21st
Century, scheduled for publication later in 2012. This is Patten's first book.
A master of many trades, Patten has worked in all aspects of media from television to print to
radio, film, video games and online. Patten isa part of Nikki Finke's team at DEADLINE.COM,
Hollywood's number one source for breaking new and insider information, covering fim, TV, media and
court cases such as the Golden Globes trial.
Most recently Patten covered Hollywood from 2009 to 2011 as TheWrap.com's News Editor and LA Noir columnist. Patten's in-depth reporting of
the LA DA's failed efforts to extradite Oscar winning director Roman
Polanski back to America on 1978 rape charges and the successful court bid of the creators of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire against
the Walt Disney Company became, among other stories he wrote, essential Tinseltown reading.
A popular guest and pundit on many shows across North America, Patten has been interviewed by
FoxNews, CBS, BBC, SiriusXM Radio, NPR, the Biography Channel and E! Network, among many others. No
stranger to the either side of the camera, Patten has been called "a 21st Century mix between Axl Rose and Charlie Rose."
Watch Dominic Patten on FoxNews's Fox and Friends
talking about the very public meltdown of Charlie Sheen
From 2006 to May 2008, Patten was the Arts and Life Editor and Chief Features Editor of The
Vancouver Sun, where he was a major innovator in bringing populist energy, change, new voices, and
focus to the paper - both in its print capacity and in strong and original online initiatives. He
has written for The The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The
International Herald Tribune, Salon.com, The Washington
Times, The Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Sun,
The Toronto Star, The Huffington Post, and The National Post. His Salon.com article "Rising body
count" about the controversy surrounding Oliver Stone's film Natural Born Killers was used as a
discussion text in the University of Louisiana's film department.
Read some of Dominic Patten's writing for the New York Times,
the Washington Times, Examiner and more...
Formerly the Culture Correspondent for the CTV National News in Canada, Patten was also the Host of 21©,
CTV's groundbreaking prime time youth current affairs series from 2001 to 2004. Co-creator of 21©, Patten
served as the series Senior Producer during Season One. In 2003 Patten personally was nominated for a
Gemini Award, the Canadian equivalent of the Emmys, for Best News Magazine Segment for "Out of Control,"
his study of Parent Abuse.
Patten's strong commitment to innovative and original journalism, especially online where the show was
one of the first in North America to offer regular chats with the host and correspondents and stream the
entire show online, helped make 21© a success for CTV.
Before joining CTV, Patten was a correspondent for CBC TV's award-winning media series Undercurrents.
Patten specialized in the unconventional and offbeat. He went deep into the dirty secrets of the Soviet
Empire's Mind Control experiments at Moscow's Institute of Psycho-Corrections; the dirty underbelly of
the American heartland with the crème-de-la-crème of conspiracy theorists; and examined the marketing
machines that made an idol of Britney Spears.
Patten has also worked as a documentary filmmaker, a radio host, a media/branding consultant, a freelance
commercial and video director. Additionally he has made political commercials and PSAs, and served as a
Producer for some of the leading production companies in Canada.
Patten has lived in England, Spain, and the U.S. and all over Canada. He's wrangled his way into
presidential inaugurations, Oxfordshire garden parties, the Dubai World Cup, pen pals with William
S. Burroughs, backstage with Nirvana and on a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Patten
has interviewed rockstars, politicians and entrepreneurs from Alice Cooper to Bill Clinton and Apple
Computers co-founder Steven Wozniak. Patten hosted a star-studded charity gala with international
superstar Jackie Chan in front of 35,000 fans at Toronto's Skydome in 2002. Just before the 2011
Academy Awards, he grilled Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin over the accuracy of The Social Network in
front of cineastes in the City of Angels.
Patten served as a founding Board member for Business for Diplomatic Action, a US-based non-profit
organization born in 2003 and dedicated to promoting public diplomacy and citizenship. BDA, which
folded up in early 2011 having accomplished many of it aims, was the subject of feature articles in
The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and the Chicago Sun-Times, among others.
Represented by the Westwood Creative Agency, Dominic Patten can be contacted at