Climate / Environment Reporter
Twitter @gracehood
Grace Hood

Grace Hood is Colorado Public Radio’s energy and environment reporter. She has reported on wildfires, floods, land use, water, energy and hydraulic fracturing, and even tracked down a mysterious Colorado war monument on U.S. Forest Service land. Grace joined CPR in 2015 after six years with KUNC in Greeley.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in history, Bryn Mawr College.

Professional background:
Before public radio Grace worked in print journalism, and spent three years reporting for the Boulder Weekly.

Awards:
For her work with KUNC, Grace received the Society of Professional Journalists ‘2014 Sigma Delta Chi Award for feature reporting, as well as the Colorado Broadcasters Association’s  2014 certificates of merit forbest mini-documentary or series and for best news feature, report or series. She was also part of the KUNC news team that received the 2013 Sigma Delta Chi Award for its reporting on the Colorado floods. In 2012, she received  the Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize, given to a rising public radio journalist under the age of 35. She​has received three national Edward R.Murrow Awards for investigative and feature reporting on education, health and veterans’ issues.

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