Eileen Pace

Morning Edition Host

Eileen Pace is a veteran radio and print journalist with a long history of investigative and feature reporting in San Antonio and Houston, earning more than 50 awards for investigative reporting, documentaries, long-form series,  features, sports stories, outstanding anchoring and best use of sound.

Eileen has reported and anchored KIKK AM-FM Houston, WOAI NewsRadio San Antonio, and KLBJ-AM in Austin and served as news director at KGNB-KNBT in New Braunfels, Texas. She was WOAI's first female news anchor, anchoring with Bob Guthrie during morning drive for a decade. She joined the news department at Texas Public Radio in 2010. Eileen has provided stories for CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox Radio, Reuters, and the Associated Press, as well as the BBC, KUHF-Houston, the San Antonio Express-News, the San Antonio Business Journal, SA Local News and Edible San Antonio and has served as an on-camera volunteer for KUHT-TV/Houston and KLRN-TV/San Antonio. 

Eileen is TPR's military, environment, county government and business reporter. She also enjoys covering Hemisfair, health, historic preservation and human interest stories. In 2011, Eileen's five-part series on the transition of Kelly Air Force Base after BRAC won the Edward R. Murrow Regional Award and a statewide award from the Associated Press. She earned a first-place statewide Lone Star Award from the Houston Press Club for her program on Black History Month on "The Source" in 2012. In 2013, Eileen produced another long-form series that examined the plight of refugees that come to San Antonio from all over the world. 

Eileen graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from UTSA, where she also studied business administration and architecture. She enjoys travel, being a dog foster mom, writing and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Her awards include:

National Headliners Club Awards, Katie Awards from the Dallas Press Club, the Lone Star Award from the Houston Press Club, the Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, an award from the Texas Medical Association, and numerous awards from the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists, Texas State Network, and the State Bar of Texas.

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Farmers and ranchers in South Texas are expected to gather later this week in Jourdanton to discuss property-rights legislation for the upcoming session. 

Eminent domain has been a long-running objective among those who own property in Texas. Gene Hall, spokesman for Texas Farm Bureau, which insures many rural properties, says the group’s legislative agenda is still pursuing the rights of the little guy:

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Members of the local community are asked to join in a summit this weekend to help determine policy objectives and legislative priorities for the state’s Latino communities.

An exceptionally wet summer and extra warm temperatures this fall have created an ideal environment for mosquitoes to breed.  

Health officials say the mosquito-friendly weather has them concerned about the spread of the Zika virus. They're hoping to reach a larger set of residents in a health forum on Zika this weekend.


San Antonio Councilman Ron Nirenberg is hosting the forum so health officials can offer residents the latest scientific information and instructions on how to protect their families.


Update: 4:20 p.m., Oct. 13, 2016​

San Antonio Police received multiple calls Thursday morning of a person shooting a gun near The Shops at La Cantera. Nobody was hurt in what turned out to be a bizarre active shooter scene.