Eileen came to Texas Public Radio in 2010. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from UTSA, where she also studied business administration and architecture.
Eileen has reported and anchored the news at KYKR AM-FM in Port Arthur, Texas, KIKK AM-FM in Houston, WOAI NewsRadio in San Antonio, and KLBJ-AM in Austin and served as news director at KGNB-KNBT in New Braunfels, Texas.
Eileen was WOAI's first female news anchor, joining Bob Guthrie during morning drive for a decade. She later went back to school and then joined the news department at KSTX, San Antonio's NPR member station, covering a broad range of general assignment stories as the station’s only reporter for a year until additional reporters came on board.
Eileen has provided freelance reporting for networks in the U.S. including CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox Radio, Reuters, and the Associated Press, as well as the BBC, KUHF-Houston, the San Antonio Express-News, SA Local News and Edible San Antonio. She has served as an on-air volunteer for KUHT-TV/Houston and KLRN-TV/San Antonio.
Eileen is a veteran radio and print journalist with a long history of investigative and features reporting in San Antonio and Houston, earning awards for outstanding anchoring and investigative reporting to best use of sound.
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.