Grace Hood

Reporter

I’ve been a listener of NPR for as long as I can remember. I grew up listening to Iowa Public Radio in Davenport, Iowa, and then tuned in to WHYY when I attended Bryn Mawr College outside of Philadelphia.

I began my career as a journalist in the print medium. As a general assignment reporter at the Boulder Weekly, I covered politics, the environment, agriculture, and sports. I won multiple Society for Professional Journalism awards, including first place honors for Best Political Feature Writing and Best Science/Agricultural Feature.

I began experimenting with sound and radio at my local Boulder community radio station, KGNU. I still remember the first story that I did for the station—about a “weed management” program by the city of Boulder in which it hired goat herders to graze their animals in weed-infested fields. The sounds I recorded brought the story alive in a way I had never experienced before. At that point—the summer of 2007—I was hooked. I had to do more stories for radio.

During my tenure at KUNC, I've been recognized by the Colorado Broadcaster's Association, Associated Press and RTDNA for my radio feature stories. I've received three national Edward R. Murrow awards, in 2010, 2011, and 2012 for feature and investigative reporting. In 2012 I received the Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize.

As a reporter at KUNC, my goal is to bring the voices of ordinary people to the airwaves—not just those of spokespeople or individuals in positions of power.  I look forward to serving the region of Northern Colorado and meeting many of you in my journalistic travels. I also welcome feedback and story ideas, so don’t hesitate to drop me a line via e-mail.

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6:06pm

Thu December 22, 2011
Transportation

New Airline Partnership at DIA to Benefit Travelers

KUNC

Icelandair and Frontier Airlines have announced a new interline partnership that will give travelers more options through Denver International Airport.

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5:40pm

Wed December 21, 2011
Business

Loveland Profits from ACE Sale

city of Loveland

The city of Loveland is one step closer to building out the Aerospace Clean Energy Manufacturing and Innovation Park, or ACE—an effort that would bring more than a thousand high-tech jobs to Northern Colorado.

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5:20pm

Tue December 20, 2011
Politics

Colorado Republicans Rally for 12-Month Payroll Tax Extension

house.gov

Colorado’s Republican Congressional delegation stood alongside party colleagues today calling for a 12-month extension of social security payroll tax cuts, rejecting the Democratic led-Senate’s two month extension plan. 

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5:00am

Mon December 19, 2011
Transportation

AAA Says Fewer Coloradans Will Use Airlines to Travel During Holidays

Creative Commons

More Coloradans will use their cars this year to travel to their holiday destination compared to last.

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3:18pm

Thu December 15, 2011
Education

Report Highlights Challenges Facing CO Children in Immigrant Families

Creative Commons

Colorado has the second-largest proficiency gap between 4th graders who are English language learners and those who are fluent in English.

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