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.



Tue September 4, 2012

NASA Experts Come to Loveland to ‘Showcase’ Tech Transfer Effort

A building on the former Agilent campus, which is now known as the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology.
Grace Hood

Loveland is gearing up to host NASA officials at an Innovation and Technology Showcase event tomorrow starting at 10:30 the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology (RMCIT), formerly the Agilent Technologies campus.

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Sun September 2, 2012
Arts & Culture

Author Carrie Vaughn Discusses Why Werewolves Need Their Time in the Spotlight

Our cultural fascination with vampire and werewolf stories is surging right now in books and movies. While vampire characters are explored in-depth, Colorado-based author Carrie Vaughn says werewolves have never gotten their day in the spotlight.

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Sun September 2, 2012

Obama Returns to Colorado to Court Student Vote

President Obama visiting Colorado State University on August 28, 2012.
Grace Hood KUNC

President Barack Obama will return to the University of Colorado Boulder campus this afternoon in an attempt to inspire younger voters to hit the polls in November. The President also visited campus last April.

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Thu August 30, 2012

High Park Fire Victims Criticize Home Insurers

High Park Fire victim Leslie Wharton addresses a panel of local legislators.
Grace Hood

Dozens gathered tonight at a meeting organized to discuss home insurance policy problems encountered by High Park Fire victims.

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Tue August 28, 2012