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!




Thu September 27, 2012


Wed September 26, 2012

Voter Registration To Go [Updated]

Erin O'Toole KUNC

Mobile device and tablet users can now use their devices to confirm their voter registration. The Colorado Secretary of State’s office recently rolled out a mobile option that allows people to register or update their registration right from their smartphones or tablets.

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Wed September 26, 2012
Music Interviews

What's All This (Spokes)Buzz About The BandSwap?

  • Erin O'Toole speaking with Dani Grant on Morning Edition

BandSwap is about more than music, it's a mentorship program from Fort Collins based non-profit SpokesBuzz. The goal is to nurture and develop local up-and-comers - and showcase local music & arts scenes.

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Tue September 25, 2012

Are You Registered? Voter Registration Drive is Chugging Along

Screencap from an ad for Secretary of State's voter registration campaign


Fri September 21, 2012
Arts & Culture

Chimney Rock Becomes National Monument

Chimney Rock
Senator Michael Bennet's Office

President Barack Obama has signed a proclamation creating a national monument at Chimney Rock. The dramatic rock formation in southwestern Colorado is on a site that was home to the ancestors of modern Pueblo Indians a thousand years ago.

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