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!

email: erin.otoole@kunc.org

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12:18pm

Tue January 17, 2012
Business

Estes Park Awarded Grant to Help Cut Traffic, Improve Air Quality

Bradley Gordon Creative Commons

The town of Estes Park is getting some help from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help ease traffic congestion for visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park.

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5:45am

Thu January 12, 2012
Environment

Years From Now, Front Range Hail Could Be Scarce

Small hail frequently seen at higher elevations along Colorado's Front Range
University of Colorado, Boulder NOAA

Summertime hail is a common occurrence along Colorado’s Front Range. But a new study suggests it could all but disappear from the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains by the year 2070.

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5:00am

Fri January 6, 2012
Politics

Occupy Boulder Park Restrictions Take Effect

Jackie Fortier KUNC

Starting Friday night, city parks in Boulder will be off-limits to campers and loiterers. City officials say the move is a response to health and safety concerns from an Occupy Boulder encampment just outside the municipal building.

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10:32am

Wed January 4, 2012
Politics

Colorado GOP Launches New Caucus Website

With the Iowa presidential caucuses now over, Colorado Republicans are looking ahead to the process here. The party is launching a new website to help voters find their caucus locations – a process that may prove more challenging this year than in the past.

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5:29am

Fri December 30, 2011
Co Weather

More Snow Expected in New Year for Colorado's Mountains

Beaver Creek
Sean O'Shaughessy Creative Commons

Snowfall in the Colorado mountains is lagging this season. But forecasters say there’s still plenty of time to catch up.

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