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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12:45pm

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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5:01am

Fri May 30, 2014

1:01pm

Thu May 22, 2014

11:20am

Tue May 20, 2014
Health Insurance

Colorado’s Plan To Cut Ski-Town Health Premiums Gets Approval

Residents of rural and mountain resort towns may get some relief from high insurance premiums
Elise Thatcher Aspen Public Radio

The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services has approved Colorado's plan to consolidate several rating areas to reduce health insurance premiums in rural and mountain communities.

Local officials in mountain resort areas west of Denver had been crying ‘foul’ over sky-high premiums, which were among the highest in the nation.

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8:32am

Mon May 19, 2014
Inside Energy

Meet Inside Energy, A Project To Drill Down On Energy Issues

A drill rig near Longmont, Colo.
KUNC file photo

An ongoing oil and gas boom in the Rocky Mountains and northern Great Plains region of the country is reshaping the way the U.S. gets its power. At the same time, debates over energy production and policy, especially along Colorado’s heavily populated Front Range, are becoming more high-profile and polarized.

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