Pam Kragen


Pam Kragen is a feature writer who specializes in writing human interest, dining, theater and opera stories. She joined the San Diego Union-Tribune staff in October 2012 after 27 years at the North County Times, where she served as the Arts & Features Editor, as well as the paper’s longtime arts writer and theater/opera critic. She is the president and co-founder of the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from San Diego State University and completed fellowships in theater criticism at the University of Southern California and opera/classical music criticism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She reports from the U-T's North County office in San Marcos.

Recent Articles

  • Seafood restaurant, market debuts in Carlsbad Village

    Seafood restaurant, market debuts in Carlsbad Village

    These days, lots of San Diego restaurants serve fresh-caught, sustainable seafood, but not many go the extra league to catch their own fish. Bluewater Grill, which opened Monday in  Carlsbad  Village, is the latest outlet for a restaurant company founded 20 years ago in Newport Beach by longtime...

  • Side-by-side eateries open in San Marcos

    Side-by-side eateries open in San Marcos

    Most restaurant companies don't open a new location too close to an existing one to avoid cannibalizing its business. But a new twin-eatery concept that opened this month in  San Marcos  is making its own rules. Stella Public House, a farm-to-table restaurant and bar, and Halcyon, serving coffee,...