Eileen Pace

News Reporter/Anchor

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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Forecasters at the NOAA Weather Center in Central Texas warn highways today may ice over and cause problems for motorists traveling north.   

Meteorologist Larry Hopper said drivers who have to travel to Austin should watch for updated temperatures and stay off the roads if temps fall below 32 degrees. 


A new study by San Antonio scientists suggests doctors should monitor their patients’ total intake of opioids more carefully to reduce their risk for overdose.

Dr. Barbara Turner, Director of Center for Research to Advance Community Health (REACH) at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio said the study indicates risk of overdose builds over time.

The study found that even at low doses, the length of time a patient takes drugs such as morphine and hydrocodone can put them in danger.

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  It appears San Antonio will not be hosting the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders and San Diego Chargers said in a joint statement Thursday night they are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns. The proposed $1.7 billion stadium would be in Carson, 15 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.

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  A group of first responders in San Antonio has organized an unusual event to help displaced residents of the Wedgwood Senior Living Apartments.

Over a dozen firefighters and paramedics are collecting furniture, small appliances, and other household items Saturday at five fire stations around town.

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Eagle Ford Shale communities are zeroing in on new areas of business they can fall back on once fracking is no longer bringing income into South Texas.

UTSA has been working with the communities on finding new opportunities to keep their economies strong, and for some, the question is not “If” – but “When.” 

DeWitt County Judge Daryl Fowler says his county has used its tax structure to prepare for a future without fracking.