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 20, 2012


Wed September 19, 2012

Colorado Airwaves Swimming in Political Ads, Study Finds

DonkeyHotey Creative Commons/Flickr

A new analysis of political ad spending in the Denver television market finds campaigns and superPACs combined will spend nearly $20 million between August 2nd and the election.

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Thu September 13, 2012

Paper or Plastic? Boulder Hopes Shoppers Opt for Reusable Instead

Boulder wants to encourage shoppers to bring their own bags.
Erin O'Toole KUNC

The city of Boulder is asking residents for feedback on a proposal to charge shoppers a 20-cent fee to use plastic or paper disposable bags at the grocery store. The goal is to get shoppers to switch to reusable bags.

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Thu September 13, 2012


Wed September 12, 2012

To Be Sold To The Highest Bidder: Abound Solar Equipment Goes To Auction

Jim Hill KUNC
  • KUNC’s Erin O’Toole spoke with Boulder County Business Report Publisher Chris Wood about the failure of Abound Solar and the pending auction.

Equipment from bankrupt Loveland based Abound Solar is set to be auctioned off September 18th. Once a rising star in the solar industry, the company built solar energy panels and was backed by $70 million of Department of Energy loans.

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