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!




Sat February 15, 2014

Support For Renewable Energy, Conservation May Help 2014 Candidates

The Colorado River running through Colorado as it appeared in July, 2010.
Rennett Stowe Fickr - Creative Commons


Wed February 12, 2014

Troubling Statistics On Colorado Hit-And-Run Crashes

Distracted driving may be a contributing factor in the high number of hit-and-run crashes in the state
Jason Weaver Creative Commons/Flickr

A new study from I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS finds that, in Colorado, nearly three times a month someone is killed by a driver who flees the scene. Even as overall traffic deaths in Colorado are falling, that’s not the case with hit-and-run fatalities.

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Mon February 3, 2014

Boulder On Par To Outpace State Growth

Boulder leads the pack for 2014 economic development.
Credit Snap Man/Flickr Creative Commons


Fri January 31, 2014

Latest Closures And Delays: Jan. 31

It's a snow day in some places. Powder hounds should look to the current winner, Breckenridge, at just over 25 inches. In NoCo, Loveland has 7, Fort Collins has 7.8 and just 2 inches in Greeley. Here are the latest closures and delays:

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Tue January 28, 2014