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!




Tue December 6, 2011
SNAP Benefits

USDA Launching New Effort to Fight Food Stamp Fraud

U.S. Dept of Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it is launching new efforts aimed at fighting fraud with the nation’s food stamp program. 

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Thu December 1, 2011

Larimer Co GOP Hosting Caucus Information Sessions

Larimer County Republican Party

Ahead of what promises to be a spirited election cycle next year, the Larimer County Republican Party is working to get the word out about how the caucus system works. They’ll hold two informational sessions this week.

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Thu December 1, 2011
Holiday Retail

Don't Get Hooked by Phishing this Holiday Season

Consumers are urged to be leery of emails or texts claiming there is a problem with their financial accounts.
Erin O'Toole

This year on Cyber Monday, retail and banking officials are urging online shoppers to be especially wary between now and the end of the year.

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Thu December 1, 2011
Business Report

Oil and Gas Boom Takes Toll on Colorado's Rural Roads

Weld County and many of its communities are enjoying a windfall thanks to the oil-and-gas boom over the last couple years. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Jeff Nuttall, publisher of the Northern Colorado Business Report, about some of the impacts from the boom.

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Tue November 29, 2011

Forest Service Invites Comment on Beaver Creek Proposal

Sean O'Shaughessy Flickr

A list of proposed infrastructure improvements for Beaver Creek Mountain is up for public review and comment for the next 45 days.

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