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 October 16, 2012
Ski Resorts

Colorado Ski Resorts See Slight Uptick in Winter Bookings

Casey Day Arapahoe Basin

Despite coming off a bad snow year, an early look at winter reservations in Summit County suggests the possibility of a strong ski season ahead.

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Mon October 15, 2012

Oct 15: Rocky Mountain National Park's Fern Lake Fire 30% Contained

Smoke seen from the far side of Beaver Mountain
Norm Rooker PIO2 (t) National Park Service

Light rain and snow this weekend over Colorado’s high country wasn’t enough to extinguish a wildfire burning in Rocky Mountain National Park, but it did help firefighters get a handle on the blaze.

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Sun October 14, 2012

Net Zero Cities Summit Explores A World Of Sustainability

Windmills in Southern Colorado
Matt Lemmon Wikimedia Commons

Northern Colorado will host the first-ever Net Zero Cities symposium this week. The event will focus on sharing resources and ideas to develop net-zero energy, carbon and waste communities.

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Thu October 11, 2012


Wed October 10, 2012