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!




Tue March 4, 2014


Wed February 26, 2014


Tue February 25, 2014

Colorado Snowpack Healthy - But Southern Basins Need To Catch Up

This map shows snowpack levels above average everywhere but southern Colorado

Snowpack levels in most of Colorado are above average for the first time in three years – but that’s not the case across all parts of the state. 

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Mon February 24, 2014
Oil & Gas

Air Quality Officials Tighten Pollution Rules For Drillers

New rules set standards for methane emissions for oil and gas producers in Colorado
Photo by Kirk Siegler


Sat February 22, 2014
Oil & Gas

State Regulators Set To Finalize Oil And Gas Rules

Encana oil rig
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission is considering rules that would set limits for emissions and require more extensive efforts to monitor and fix leaks.

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