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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5:00am

Sat July 5, 2014
Wildfires

Remembering Tragic Fire Deaths On Storm King Mountain

Memorial to 14 firefighters who died on Storm King Mountain. Taken June 27, 2014.
U.S. Forest Service photo U.S. Dept of Agriculture

6:00am

Sat June 28, 2014

5:00am

Wed June 18, 2014
Colorado History

Alan Berg 30 Years On: The Death Of 'The Man You Love To Hate'

The 1400 block of Adams Street in Denver, Colo., as it appears in 2014. In 1984, Alan Berg was gunned down in the driveway of his townhouse on this street.
Jim Hill KUNC

On the night of June 18, 1984, provocative radio talk show host Alan Berg was gunned down in front of his home in Denver, in a killing that sent shock waves across Colorado and the rest of the country. He had been targeted by members of a white supremacist, anti-Semitic militia group called The Order.

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11:42am

Wed June 4, 2014
Flooding

Floodwaters In Greeley Starting To Drop, Leaving Damage Behind

The Varra Gravel Pit in east Greeley, which was breached by the Poudre River Saturday, May 31, 2014.
Weld County Office of Emergency Management

High water continues to move through Greeley, although Greeley officials say current river levels have dropped slightly since Tuesday afternoon. Several roads in and around Greeley remain closed, and all voluntary evacuation notices remain in effect.

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12:45pm

Mon June 2, 2014
Flooding

As Water Rises, Greeley Officials Keep Close Eye On Poudre River

A view of Rover Run Dog Park on F Street in Greeley, June 2, 2014.
Grace Hood KUNC

Some Greeley residents got a surprise Sunday night as the Greeley Fire Department initiated reverse-911 phone calls giving notice of voluntary evacuations near the Poudre River.

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