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 September 5, 2011

Report Shows More Colorado Farmers Using Computers

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A new report shows Colorado farmers beating the national average when it comes to accessing computers and the Internet. But just under half are actually using them for business.

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Tue August 30, 2011

Northern Colorado Town to Host Forum on Post Office Closure

The post office in Carr, Colorado, has been targeted for closure.
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The Northern Colorado town of Carr will be hosting U.S. Postal officials tonight for a public forum. At issue is the proposed closure of the unincorporated rural town’s post office.

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Mon August 29, 2011

Enrollment on the Rise at Colorado Universities

More students are heading back to college and graduate school this fall. Initial reports from across Colorado show that student enrollment is up.
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As college students settle in for the fall semester, classrooms across the state are becoming more and more crowded. Colorado State University in Fort Collins and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are reporting record numbers of incoming freshman.

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