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Emmy Award-winning journalist Eileen Teves was born in San Francisco, Calif., and grew up in the Bay Area. Today she's proud to call the Alamo City her home. A graduate of the University of California at Davis, Eileen earned a bachelor's degree in rhetoric and communications. She comes to KENS with several years of television news experience. Before Great Day SA, Eileen worked as a reporter and video journalist at News 9 San Antonio. In 2001, she held the title of Bureau Reporter in Altoona, Pa., and occasionally filled in as morning co-anchor. While there, she interviewed one of the rescued nine trapped coal miners from Quecreek Mine and covered the one-year anniversary of the September 11th crash of United Flight 93 in Shanksville. In 1999, the California native got her start at KWES-TV in Midland, Texas, as a reporter and fill-in anchor.
When she's not working, you just might see her literally "running" around. So far, she's completed two full marathons. She's also finished 11 half-marathons and counting in Las Vegas, Houston, Austin, San Diego and San Antonio. She also teaches an indoor cycling class.
Eileen has been nominated for a Lone Star Emmy several times in the category of Outstanding Achievement in a Magazine Program - Feature/Segment, but her proudest career moment was when she received her first Emmy Award for a story that was close to her heart: "Philippine Scouts: The Forgotten Heroes."
Eileen actively participates in the community, serving as emcee for several charities and galas. She's also a member of the Asian American Journalist Association and sits on the board for the Alamo Asian American Chamber of Commerce. In December 2012, Eileen earned her Master of Business Administration degree from Our Lady of the Lake University.