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

Adam Dusenbury / Voices for Children of San Antonio

Voices for Children of San Antonio honored Senator Leticia Van de Putte and the Alamo Colleges for their work with children and young people on Monday at its annual awards luncheon.

The 5th Annual CAM Messina Child Advocacy Award Luncheon was a sold out event at the Pearl Stable. The keynote speaker was Miss Anastasia, a former elementary school teacher who does weekly and traveling story times for children at independent book stores across the state, including The Twig. She was a speaker at TedxSanAntonio2013 and also Pechakucha Volume 10.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

An open house this Thursday evening will offer residents and business owners the chance to talk with state officials about proposed improvements to the Hwy 281 North corridor.

Texas Department of Transportation representatives will offer a look at the changes between Loop 1604 and Borgfeld Road, which include two general-purpose lanes and one HOV lane in each direction.

The HOV lanes were proposed as an alternative to toll lanes, which were originally proposed but lacked community support.

Eileen Pace / Texas Public Radio

Bexar County has signed an anti-pollution order that requires trucks and other heavy vehicles to stop idling their engines in the county.

The move is an answer to new Environmental Protection Agency rules that limit ozone pollution to less than 70 parts per billion.

County Commissioners Tuesday approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the Alamo Area Council of Governments and the City of San Antonio for a court order prohibiting heavy vehicles from leaving their engines on idle.


Fort Sam Houston is getting its own Army Wellness Center. 

The Army Wellness Center mission is prevention, and its approach is holistic - meaning providers look at the whole person -- physical, psychological, and social traits -- when providing service. The individual gets a Health Assessment to analyze their current health status and ability to increase physical activity. They then receive a custom-designed exercise program to achieve the goals. 

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H-E-B has received its first historical marker. The Texas Historical Commission unveiled the historical marker for the company's location at 300 Main Street in Kerrville, the city where the company was founded in 1905.

Store representatives joined Kerrville and Kerr County officials to mark the occasion Tuesday, along with members of the Kerr County Historical Commission.