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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The missing Powerball winner in San Antonio has surfaced.

 The Texas Lottery announced Thursday Keely Welder claimed a second-tier prize worth $1 million in the January 13 drawing.  

Ron Nirenberg City Council District 8

San Antonio Councilman Ron Nirenberg says city policy needs to be nimble enough to quickly utilize innovation that can provide benefits to the community.

He said Uber’s arrival in San Antonio presented a “wake-up call” for the city, which took a year to develop a policy that would accommodate the new business model based on app technology.

Nirenberg hopes residents from across the city will take part in the conversation about advancing technology policy.

LSU Athletics

UTSA has its new football coach.   University President Ricardo Romo posted on Facebook this morning that the legal team worked through the night to hammer out the final deal with LSU Running Back Coach Frank Wilson. He'll be the second-ever head coach of UTSA football when his appointment is made official at a press conference this afternoon.  Romo praises Wilson as the winner of Best Recruiter in America, and says Coach Wilson and his family are headed our way.  Wilson  will replace Larry Coker, who stepped down earlier this month after nearly seven years and five seasons.

Nathan Cone

Now that NFL owners have voted to move the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles, the Oakland Raiders owner is again looking for the best place to relocate his team.

San Antonio Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Richard Perez says the fact that Raiders’ owner Mark Davis withdrew the team’s application for the L.A. move is a good sign for San Antonio. He said he planned to start  talking with Oakland again today.

Eileen Pace

DreamWeek continues in San Antonio leading up to the Martin Luther King Jr. March on Monday, Jan. 18.  East Side leaders gathered Monday morning to kick off a new revitalization effort for the community that hosts the march.