Biography

Colette Pritchard Fox

When Colette (Pritchard) Fox recalls growing up in San Diego, some of her brightest memories involve the many hours & days spent at the Casa Del Prado taking JT classes & rehearsing for shows, and touring schools with Confetti. Colette was in Junior Theatre from age 8 to 18 and shows spanned “The Wizard of Oz” around 1970 to “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” in 1979. (Yes, I’m getting old!) Her crew assignments ranged from managing the telephones for “Bye Bye Birdie” to stage managing “Babes in Arms.” After high school, Colette earned her undergraduate degree at UCLA and then a master’s in broadcast journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She interned at CNN’s Washington bureau and then worked as an on-camera reporter at the ABC affiliate in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and the CBS affiliate in Honolulu. She then went on to produce for “America’s Most Wanted” and the Newseum in Washington, DC. Currently, Colette is a full-time mom and part-time freelance writer & producer in Honolulu, conducting & coordinating interviews for network & cable as well as producing a public affairs program for PBS Hawaii and contributing to print & online publications. A documentary Colette co-wrote & co-produced aired on The History Channel and is now showing at the Newseum in Washington, DC. Colette’s only theatrical outlet these days is the annual SPJ Gridiron Show — a musical satire production to raise scholarship funds for the Society of Professional Journalists. Meanwhile, she keeps busy raising two overly dramatic children.rn