Grace Hood


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.



Mon December 12, 2011

Occupy Movement Comes to Loveland, Wal-Mart is Focal Point

Kirk Siegler

The Occupy Denver movement will focus its efforts in Loveland today, demonstrating outside a Wal-Mart distribution center. It’s part of a larger nationwide effort today that will target the West Coast’s shipping ports.

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Fri December 9, 2011

Sens. Udall, Bennet Call for Moratorium on USPS Closures

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Colorado Democratic Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today called for a 6-month moratorium on recent proposed closures by the U.S. Postal Service so Congress can establish more “comprehensive” reform.

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Thu December 8, 2011

2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge Course Announced

After receiving bids from dozens of Colorado towns and cities, USA Pro Cycling Challenge officials announced the 2012 course today.

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Thu December 8, 2011

Ranchers Weigh in, Criticize Proposed Cattle Identification Rules

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The comment period for proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture rules on Animal Disease Traceability will come to a close late tomorrow evening at 10 o’clock.

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Wed December 7, 2011

Colorado Gives Day Raises $12 Million

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Officials are reporting that Colorado Gives Day brought in $12 million dollars for more than 900 Colorado charities.

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