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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4:27pm

Tue June 7, 2011
Local

Daily Newspaper Stops Publication

The ten-year-old Denver Daily News is stopping publication. The rising cost of print and declining ad sales were cited as two main reasons behind the move.

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1:52pm

Thu June 2, 2011
Military

Colorado Veterans Benefit from U.S. Dept of Labor Grant

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This week, the U.S. Department of Labor announced more than $9 million in job training grants for veterans, including those in Colorado. The money comes at a time when Afghanistan and Iraq veterans are struggling to find work.

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9:54pm

Wed June 1, 2011
Local

Larimer County Officials Discuss Flood Planning in LaPorte

Hundreds gathered in LaPorte to discuss possible flooding in the coming weeks. This resident reviews a flood plain map to determine if his home in danger.
Grace Hood

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Department and other agencies met with LaPorte residents last night about possible flooding along the Poudre River. But there are a lot of unknown variables that are making planning difficult.

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2:37pm

Wed June 1, 2011
Local

USPS Proposes Shutting 11 Colorado Offices

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The U.S. Postal Service is proposing shutting down 11 offices in Colorado on the heels of a $8.5 billion budget shortfall last year.

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5:00am

Tue May 31, 2011
Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Conference Comes to Northern Colorado

Grace Hood

Hundreds will come to Fort Collins later this week for the 14th Annual Colorado Renewable Energy Conference.

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