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Patrick Joseph "Pat" Finn (born July 24, 1956) is the former host of several game shows. He is the owner of the production company Rubicon Entertainment. Finn first hosted the 1990 remake of the classic Jack Barry show The Joker's Wild. In 1991, he became host of Shop 'til You Drop, where he remained for 7 years, and in 1999 he replaced Jack Gallagher to become the host of the California State Lottery's weekly game show, The Big Spin. Pat was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, where he attended James M. Coughlin High School, from which he graduated in 1974. Prior to entering national television, Finn was a local weatherman, first on WBRE (Channel 28) in Wilkes-Barre, PA; WPXI (Channel 11) in Pittsburgh, where he also served as an entertainment correspondent; KPNX (Channel 12) in Phoenix; and KRON (Channel 4) in San Francisco. In the mid 1980's, while in Phoenix, he also hosted "Finn and Friends," a number one-rated local variety show that aired weeknights after the local news. He's since been the executive producer of TV shows for NBC, Lifetime Television, MTV, VH1, FX, and GSN.