About Grace

Grace King is a multi-skilled journalist for the NBC affiliate in East Tennessee, WBIR 10 News. She reports daily for the station’s evening newscasts, with a focus on the opioid epidemic and the University of Tennessee.

Before moving to East Tennessee, she regularly appeared on WUFT News, the PBS/NPR affiliate in North Central Florida, as a main anchor and political reporter. In addition, she led WUFT’s innovative storytelling unit to investigate Florida’s civil rights restoration process, gun violence in schools and the mental aftermath of hurricanes.

Grace’s reporting has taken her all over the world from covering firearm legislation in Canada to the March for Our Lives in D.C., Hurricane Maria’s aftermath in Puerto Rico, environmental pollution in Louisiana and cultural divides in Cuba. She also produced dozens of stories in Florida, including on the Pulse nightclub shooting anniversary, Parkland shooting aftermath and 2017 MLB All-Star Game.

Grace spent most of 2018 interning for NBC News, working on “Meet the Press” in the Washington Bureau and the News Specials and Elections Units in New York City.

Her work has been recognized with regional Edward R. Murrow Awards four times, including for “excellence in innovation” and “news documentary.” She’s won nearly two dozen national journalism awards, spoken at the United Nations and received a full scholarship to the University of Florida.

Her work has been published by NPR, NBC News and TIME Inc., among others.

Collegiate / Professional Awards

Hearst Journalism Awards: National

First Place: Television Features
Third Place: Multimedia Team
Twelfth Place: Radio News
Fourteenth Place: Multimedia News
Fifteenth Place: Multimedia Team

White House News Photographers Association: National

First Place: General News Reporting

National Press Photographers Association: National

First Place: Student Quarterly Clip Contest, Multimedia
Second Place: Student Quarterly Clip Contest, Multimedia

Edward R. Murrow Awards: Regional

Professional Winner: Excellence in Innovation (2019)
Professional Winner: News Documentary (2019)
Professional Winner: Breaking News (2019)
Professional Winner: News Documentary (2018)

Society of Professional Journalists: Regional 

Winner: Television General News Reporting
Winner: Sports Photography

Florida Associated Press Broadcasters: State

Professional Winner: Feature/Cultural Radio Reporting
Professional Winner: Weather Reporting
Professional Finalist: Outstanding Radio Reporter

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