About Grace

Grace King is a freelance reporter based in Florida. She’s covered numerous high-profile events, including the March for Our Lives in D.C., Hurricane Maria’s aftermath in Puerto Rico, Richard Spencer’s visit to UF and the Pulse Nightclub Shooting anniversary. She’s also investigated Florida’s civil rights restoration process and the impact legislative proposals could have on North Central Florida.

She regularly appears on WUFT News, the PBS/NPR affiliate in North Central Florida, as a main anchor and political reporter. In addition, she works with WUFT’s innovative storytelling unit.

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.

Grace’s reporting has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, Hearst Journalism Competition, and the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters, where she received a professional award for her work in Cuba. 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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