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

San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce invited government, faith, and community members together today for a conversation about hate speech.

TPR’s Eileen Pace reports the anti-Semitic drawings in the neighborhood near Rodfei Sholom in mid-August captured the attention of not only San Antonio but people across the country.

More than one member of the community today remarked on the fact that the hateful event brought the community together in such a positive way. Two hundred guests packed the Pearl Stable today to have the conversation about preventing hate speech.

Thousands of San Antonio area kids will be going back to school Monday morning. It won't be Pedro Martinez' first day though, when kids return from summer vacation.

Martinez started his job in June, meeting with 300 new teachers the district hired this year and by meeting last year's graduates.

And he devised a five-year plan for district-wide improvement.

Nathan Cone

San Antonio Blue Bell fans will have to travel a bit north or eastward to lay their hands on the first batch of ice cream that returns to store shelves in Texas. The creamery posted a video Monday saying it will start delivering ice cream on August 31.   

Vice President Ricky Dickson appealed to customers for patience. 


New Braunfels residents are again in Stage II drought restrictions, which changes the rules for lawn and landscape watering. 

New Braunfels Utilities spokeswoman Gretchen Reuwer said the hot, dry weather has resulted in a drop in the Edwards Aquifer of about one foot per day for the last few weeks, with a usage of about 18 million gallons a day.

City of San Marcos

Canine search teams are on their way to Central Texas this weekend to intensify the search for two children still missing from the Memorial Day weekend floods in Wimberley.

  Six-year-old Will Charba and 4-year-old Leighton McComb, were in a Wimberley home that was swept down the rushing Blanco River May 24.

Kristi Wyatt with the City of San Marcos said changes in the river mean the dogs can now go into areas near the Blanco River where high waters had kept them away.