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.

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Texas Parks and Wildlife is asking boaters who go out this weekend to always “Clean, drain and dry” their boats as they remove them from the state’s lakes and rivers.

Spokesman Tom Harvey says the state is battling the invasive “zebra mussel” population that migrated to the U.S. from Asia some years ago and now is causing economic and environmental problems for Texas waterways – and even water suppliers.

A female employee of The Ranch Radio Group in Kerrville was found dead this morning and a man was arrested in connection to the investigation, Kerr County Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer confirmed in a press release.

Officials say 52-year-old Sherry Ruth Francis was found at about 5:45 this morning by a fellow employee. Investigators believe she was raped and put up a violent struggle.

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Some San Antonio-area schools are participating in an anti-bullying campaign this week.

It’s five days of student programs with the David’s Legacy Foundation, which honors 16-year-old David Molak who took his life after being cyber-bullied.

The program is an anti-cyber-bullying effort aimed at middle and high school kids to teach them how to make better choices, how to stop one rude comment from turning into a bullying pattern, and how to say "I’m Sorry."

The San Antonio Metro Health District reports there are now six confirmed cases of the Zika virus in the area. The Metro Health District has been monitoring the number of Zika cases since the first case was found in February at about the same time the World Health Organization deemed the virus an international health emergency.

Now, the health district counts six total cases. All the patients so far have acquired the infection while traveling abroad.

Boerne Main Square Plaza

The City of Boerne is kicking in a $30,000 initial investment to kick-start its downtown destination marketing campaign. Boerne has been a high-growth area for some time, and the city’s Special Projects Director Paul Barwick says the more visible big box stores can distract visitors from the historic downtown district.