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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San Antonio's Office of Historic Preservation is proposing National Register District status for a large section of downtown to include more than 140 buildings of smaller stature.

UTSA Architecture professor Sue Ann Pemberton, who is acting consultant for the effort, says the district abuts Main Plaza, Alamo Plaza and La Villita National Historic Districts, making almost the whole of downtown San Antonio a National Historic District.

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Bexar County is teaming up with the local technology industry to help new tech-entrepreneurs get a start on their bright ideas. It’s a move to help grow the San Antonio tech economy, fueled by the county’s $1 million Innovation Fund.

Tech Bloc announced Tuesday a three-level cash-prize competition for new technology product developers.

Blake Yeager, a founding member of Tech Bloc, says there are several new tech developers in San Antonio that are good candidates for the competition, which will provide seed money to help them launch their products.

Voters in Comal and Kendall counties will be deciding whether to build additional jail space in their county seats when they go to the polls November 3.

More than 50 different agencies and city departments have begun to meet in conference calls to coordinate emergency management operations in case floods hit San Antonio and Bexar County this weekend.

San Antonio Fire Department spokesman Christian Bove said the technical rescue teams are geared up, boats are gassed up, and teams are prepared to deploy from two different locations if they get the call for swift-water rescues.

"There’s one on the north side over by UTSA and then one right in the heart of downtown," Bove said. 

Houston Hobby Airport
Tommy Gregory

 The City of Houston has installed works of art in the new international concourse at Houston's Hobby Airport, art that was chosen partly for its ability to help make travelers feel happier. Houston airport system curator Tommy Gregory told the Houston Chronicle, "Artwork is the lightest part of the airport. It's meant to ease the transition" for travelers.  The new concourse opened Oct. 15. The new works include Henrique Oliveira's painting titled "Travessia." The acrylic on canvas greets the public with a blast of wavy-lined colors.