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.



Thu February 2, 2012

Fort Collins Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Challenge Ban in Court

Kind Care of Colorado is one of six medical marijuana dispensaries challenging the voter-approved ban.
Northern Colorado Rolling Paper

Six medical marijuana dispensary owners in Fort Collins are suing for the right to stay open.

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Wed February 1, 2012


Wed February 1, 2012

K12 Inc. Shareholders File Class-Action Lawsuit

Creative Commons

Shareholders of Virginia-based K12 Inc.—which  manages online schools across the country and in Colorado—have filed a class-action lawsuit against the company in U.S. District Court.

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Tue January 31, 2012

Two GOP Presidential Hopefuls Leave Florida to Campaign in Colorado

Ron Paul speaks to supporters at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver.
Kirk Siegler

GOP presidential candidates Ron Paul and Rick Santorum campaigned along Colorado’s Front Range today. Both hopefuls are shrugging off expected losses in the Florida primary today.

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Mon January 30, 2012

Parks and Wildlife Asks for Help Monitoring CO Bat Population

For the second year in a row, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have created a hotline the public can use to report unusual activity within the state’s bat population.

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