Erin OToole

Morning Edition Host

I started my career in Cincinnati, Ohio where I was a traffic reporter by day and a volunteer public radio music host by night.  Although I spent almost nine years in commercial radio, I have always had a passion for the creativity and intelligence of public broadcasting.

I moved to Colorado in 2009 from the San Bernardino/Riverside area of California where I served as Morning Edition host and reporter for an NPR member station. During my six years there I covered a broad variety of topics including healthcare, immigration and clean energy.  In 2008 I was selected as a USC/Annenberg Health Journalism fellow, studying and reporting primarily on healthcare reform, domestic violence and health awareness media campaigns.

I graduated with a B.A. in Communication Studies from California State University, San Bernardino.

In my spare time I enjoy hiking, reading (science fiction or politics – or any combination of the two), listening to and creating music, and watching my dog chase squirrels for the first time in his life.

Please feel free to send me story ideas… or just suggestions for your favorite things to do in Colorado!

email: erin.otoole@kunc.org

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12:53pm

Mon September 15, 2014
Health

Colorado Health Centers Get $5 Million To Serve Needy Patients

A sign directs patients in both English and Spanish at Sunrise Community Health Center
Erin O'Toole KUNC

Nearly all of Colorado’s community health centers are receiving federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The $4.7 million will help expand primary care services for low-income patients at 16 health centers across the state.

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12:00pm

Fri September 12, 2014
Colorado Flood

Watch: BBC 'Pop Up' Shares Flood Survival Stories From Jamestown

Soldiers from Fort Carson, along with civilian rescue personnel, rescue members of the Jamestown, Colo., community and children from Cal-Wood Education Center after severe flooding shut down major roads leading out of town Sept. 14, 2013.
Staff Sgt. Dixie Manzanares Colorado National Guard

8:31am

Mon September 8, 2014
Media

BBC 'Pop-Up' Seeks Colorado Stories For A Global Audience

Screencap of BBC Pop Up's tumblr page
bbcpopup.tumblr.com

Throughout the month of September, the BBC will have a temporary news bureau in Boulder called BBC Pop-Up. It’s a unique journalistic experiment – a mobile bureau that will visit six U.S. cities over the course of six months, gathering stories to report for the BBC’s worldwide audience.

They’re relying on crowdsourcing to determine what those stories should be.

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6:52am

Wed September 3, 2014

9:57am

Fri August 29, 2014
National Parks

Drones Grounded In National Parks, For Now

Screencap from video uploaded by user Ryan Beck showing drone footage shot in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Ryan Beck YouTube.com

It’s now illegal to use drones within national parks in Colorado and across the country. The National Park Service initiated the ban in late June, but park officials had two months to implement the policy.

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