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!




Mon August 27, 2012

Tropical Storm Isaac Delays Monday RNC Plans

The Republican National Convention was set to kick off today in Tampa, Florida - but because of the storm, the roll call nomination of delegates has been bumped to Tuesday. Depending on the weather, Mitt Romney is expected to address party delegates and the nation Thursday as the official candidate for President.

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Thu August 23, 2012

Colorado Sees Growth in Agricultural Exports This Year

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State officials say Colorado’s agricultural exports are on the rise. New figures show exports up 18 percent during the first six months of 2012, compared to the same period last year.

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Thu August 23, 2012


Wed August 22, 2012

Tuna Fish & Peanut Butter: Food for the Hungry, Blues for the Soul

Weld Food Bank

Colorado’s unemployment rate ticked up in July to match the national average of 8.3 percent. It’s another sign the economy still isn’t bouncing back as fast as people are hoping.

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Thu August 16, 2012

CU Boulder to Undergrads: Please Forgo Bringing Guns to Dorms

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  • Erin O'Toole Interviews CU Spokesman Bronson Hilliard on All Things Considered

As students prepare to move into residence halls next week, the University of Colorado Boulder is asking undergraduate students to leave their handguns behind.

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