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.

Ways to Connect

The San Antonio Fire Department this year celebrates its 125th Anniversary.

Fire spokesman Woody Woodward says firefighters battled blazes in 1854 much differently than they do today.

“A lot different than we do now. A lot of buckets from hand-to-hand.  In 1927, when we finally got rid of the horses, we had the first motorized fire wagons.”

Woodward says 1891 marked the official formation of the professional, non-volunteer fire department.

The Governor’s office is joining in the effort to help Texas women succeed in their entrepreneurial efforts with a series of Women’s Business Forums throughout the state. The first is in San Antonio this Wednesday, and is co-hosted by the Alamo Area Council of Governments.

AACOG Regional Director Gloria Vasquez says women will get specific advice on running a business from successful women entrepreneurs.

Bexar County BiblioTech

An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Bibliotech kiosks were available at the San Antonio International Airport. However, the kiosks at the airport are those of the San Antonio Public Library and are available to all travelers, in addition to San Antonio residents. 

The first all-digital library in the U.S. is expanding to include riders on VIA Metro Transit buses.

Jad Abumrad, host and creator of the award-winning program, Radiolab, is coming to San Antonio on Sunday, Sept. 18, for a lecture at Trinity University’s Laurie Auditorium, presented by the Mind Science Foundation.

Parents Magazine has named the San Antonio Zoo the 6th best zoo for kids in the United States.

Brian Carter, the zoo’s Vice President for Marketing, says the San Antonio Zoo has spent the last couple of years focused on enhancing the guest experience, including simplifying habitats and making them more natural and realistic.  

“The giraffe exhibit is a great example of this, where you are actually inside the giraffe yard.”

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