Born in Berkeley, CA and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1983 went to work at the Family Christian Broadcasting Network in Concord,CA. She started as an on camera Producer for a magazine show called “California Tonight.” The programs they produced were not just aired locally and regionally, but nationally and internationally, some through TBN.
Along with her husband John FitzPatrick (Deceased in 2008) they produced as many as 14 programs at once, including the very popular, “Accent on Health,” hosted by PHD in Nutrition host, Maureen Salaman.
In 1990, Kathie moved with the family to Washington State where she continued working as on on-camera Producer for a TBN affiliate in Yakima, WA., CBY-TV doing celebrity interviews, hosting the flagship program, “Christianity in Yakima,” doing re-dramatizations, and even producing music videos, and special concert music broadcasts and interviews with such artists as David O’Neil, Ray Boltz, Jeff Fenholt, Sherman Andrus, Annie Herring and others.
Did she have a favorite TV Project at CBY-TV for TBN? “‘An Evening with Dallas Holm.’ He was one of my favorite all time Christian artists. He was a prince of a guy to work with too. The video taped television show from the historic Capitol Theater with a live audience turned out to be just fabulous…very electric! The interview with him at the end was one of the best…and at times, one of the most funny I’ve ever done!” — CBY-TV, Yakima, WA. 1992.–Kathie FitzPatrick
Currently, she is a Realtor, and Income Property Owner in the Pacific Northwest that has returned to the media as a screenwriter, and author. See Kathie Fitzpatrick Authors Fellowship.
It was well over ten years later that the Lord put some unusual circumstances together in their lives to reveal what really did happen to the mystery serial killer. The hand of God was definitely involved in bringing him down much like God dealt with the evil enemies in the bible stories of Gideon and King Jehosaphat. This story will have secular appeal, but reveals the actual reality of the realm of angels and demons, and the miraculous interventions that God allows through angels toward people of faith who trust him!
This story has never before been publically revealed, and was surpressed by the police for years from appearing in the media for public safety reasons. Although the couple had a close up enounter with "The Zodiac" in action, the license plate ID was never actually successfully recorded. The authorities feared that if he ever read about it in the newspapers or heard about it, he would re-appear and return to his dark crimes.
A book version of "Whatever Happened to the Zodiac Killer?" is expected to come out through Xulon Press by the Spring of 2014.