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!




Fri September 7, 2012

Latino Voter Push Heads to Battleground Colorado

Luis Toro Creative Commons/Flickr


Tue September 4, 2012


Tue September 4, 2012
Parks & Rec

Road to Top of Mt. Evans Closing For the Season

Jim Hill KUNC

Although winter still seems a long way off in Colorado, the top portion of the highway up Mount Evans is closing for the season at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday.

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Fri August 31, 2012

Fire Crews Close to Dousing Larimer County Wildfire

aerial view of nearby Hohnholtz Lake
google maps

Firefighters are close to fully containing a wildfire burning in a remote area of Colorado's Roosevelt National Forest, south of the Wyoming border.

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Mon August 27, 2012

Event Seeks Public's Help for Restoration of Poudre Canyon

Image of the High Park Fire
David Dennis KUNC