Executive Director, The 5BORO Institute
Grace is the founding executive director of The 5BORO Institute, an innovative non-partisan public policy think tank focused on New York City. Grace is a former award-winning journalist who spent 11 years as an on-air political reporter at NY1 News, focusing on city, state, and national politics. She hosted NY1’s weekly podcast “Off Topic/On Politics” and was the guest host of NY1’s nightly public affairs show, “Inside City Hall.” Grace was awarded the Society of Professional Journalists’ national Sunshine Award for her contributions to open government. After leaving NY1, Grace led communications at BridgeBio Pharma. During Grace’s tenure, BridgeBio had its first two FDA drug approvals and was named one of Fast Company’s most innovative biotech companies. Grace’s writing has been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic and the New York Daily News, and she has made numerous appearances on MSNBC to provide political analysis. She graduated with honors from Stanford University and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two daughters.