Eileen Pace

News Reporter/Anchor

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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 A Wilford Hall medical technician must serve time in a military prison for sexually assaulting a patient while she was still under anesthesia after surgery.

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Bexar County Commissioners celebrated the grand re-opening of a historic courtroom Tuesday. The second-floor presiding court in the Bexar County Courthouse was restored to the original distinction it held in 1897.

The stately courtroom is again the largest in the historic courthouse, spanning two floors with a full-width second-story gallery where spectators can view the proceedings below.

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As the legislative year begins, a major watchdog group for the Edwards Aquifer has claimed some successes for 2014 and said it would be keeping a close eye on what lawmakers did this year.

The Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance, a coalition of 51 community, religious, environmental and business organizations that want to create a more impactful voice for the environment and the aquifer, has stated that it would be following state legislation carefully to make sure the coalition retains its ability to advocate for the environment.

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The City of San Antonio’s new cell phone ban starts at midnight, Jan. 1. 

Here's a guide to clear up some of the practical questions about the new ordinance.

First of all, it could cost you $200 for a violation of the new law.

The difference between this ordinance and the texting ban passed in 2010 is that now, holding the phone to your ear is illegal.

San Antonio Police Dept. spokesman Sgt. Javier Salazar says drivers can initiate a call or end a call, but otherwise, the law means hands off.

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Castle Hills officials now are taking a closer look at ordinances covering fire protection in older buildings like the Wedgwood Senior Apartments.

The city's mayor is encouraging a voluntary upgrade above current codes.

Tuesday, Castle Hills City Manager Diane Pfeil reiterated that the 11-story apartment building that burned Sunday was in compliance with city ordinances covering fire safety.

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