Award-Winning Show “Pasadena Monthly with Justin Chapman” Welcomes Outgoing Pasadena Heritage Executive Director Sue Mossman Friday


Pasadena Media’s award-winning local TV talk show “Pasadena Monthly with Justin Chapman” returns this Friday with guest Sue Mossman, retiring executive director of Pasadena Heritage.


Last month, “Pasadena Monthly” won a 1st place award in the Talk Show category at the Alliance for Community Media West’s WAVE (Western Access Video Excellence) Awards. This month, Chapman was nominated as a finalist in the Anchor/Host and Talk/Public Affairs categories of the LA Press Club’s Southern California Journalism Awards, both for “Pasadena Monthly.” Winners will be announced next month.


Mossman, who moved to Pasadena in 1976, worked for Pasadena Heritage for 45 years and served as executive director for 30 years. Under her tenure, Pasadena Heritage saved countless Pasadena landmarks from demolition and grew to become one of the most successful and respected preservation organizations in the country. She helped save Bullock’s Pasadena (now Macy’s) and the Stuart Pharmaceutical Company building (now A Noise Within and housing), create Heritage Housing Partners and the biennial Colorado Street Bridge Party, and defeat the 710 freeway, among other victories.


“Pasadena Monthly” airs at 5 p.m. PT on the fourth Friday of every month on Pasadena Media’s Arroyo Channel and streaming apps, available on channel 99 on AT&T U-verse, channel 32 on Charter Spectrum, YouTube, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku. The show is written, hosted and produced by Chapman, directed and edited by Jeffrey Stanfill, supervised by producer Jasiri Jenkins-Glenn, executive produced by Chris Miller and chief executive produced by George Falardeau, CEO and executive director of Pasadena Media.


“This is must-watch television each month for everyone who cares about this city,” Falardeau said.


Guests on “Pasadena Monthly” (and its previous iteration, “NewsRap Local”) have included Congress member Judy Chu; Congress member Adam Schiff; Assembly member Chris Holden; Pasadena Mayor Victor Gordo; Pasadena city manager Miguel Márquez; LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger; JPL director Dr. Laurie Leshin; and many others.


Chapman was the youngest elected official in LA County when he served on the Altadena Town Council at age 19. He has served on a number of local boards and wrote hundreds of articles for dozens of print and digital publications, including KPCC/LAistAlta JournalHuffington PostLA Weekly, Irish PostBerkeley Political ReviewPasadena Weekly, Pasadena Star-NewsPasadena Now and many others. He has won several LA Press Club journalism awards. He was a professional child actor who starred in dozens of movies, TV shows, commercials and plays. He previously served as Communications Officer for USC’s Pacific Council on International Policy and currently serves as the District 6 Council Liaison/Field Representative to Pasadena Vice Mayor Steve Madison.


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