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

Texas Parks and Wildlife

If you’re headed to a Texas state park, be sure to call ahead. Many of the state’s favorite parks have been full this year – and some are still closed due to flooding. 

Texas Parks and Wildlife officials say if you plan to spend the night – call for reservations. Special Assistant Director of State Parks Kevin Good says attendance is up quite a bit over last year.

“The latest data that we have runs attendance through May and at that point, we were up about 12 percent,” he says.

Texas Wing Civil Air Patrol

The Department of Public Safety has reversed its May decision to remove 100,000 photos of Texas floods from a public website. The reconnaissance photos were removed from public view after news reports of oil spills seen in many of the photos.

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Galveston County health officials say it is safe to go in the water.

It turns out, the flesh-eating bacteria reported in the news media this month was never the danger for the population at large that it seemed to be.


Galveston County health officials have fielded hundreds of calls about flesh-eating bacterial infections – first, a Jacinto City man who got sick waited four days to go to the hospital and wound up losing a leg. Another person who was exposed became sick but did not suffer such extreme health consequences.

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The San Antonio Water system is pulling on customers' heartstrings to gain support for its rate increases with a TV, radio, billboard and online advertising campaign over the next few months.

SAWS spokeswoman Anne Hayden says the utility realized its need to raise awareness among its constituency to support its requests for rate increases over the coming years.  She says those increases are necessary to continue to upgrade infrastructure throughout the city, as well as for the Vista Ridge project.

Eileen Pace

San Antonio’s technology community is growing again.

Fresh off the heels of last week’s announcement of a new system of tech careers high schools set to open next year, tech partners today announced a new incubator aimed at shooting San Antonio to the top of the list of the nation’s leaders in cybersecurity technology and products.