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 January 24, 2014


Fri January 17, 2014


Wed January 15, 2014

Foothills Mall Redevelopment Project Gets Final Go-Ahead

Rendering shows aerial view of Foothills Mall project
Alberta Development Partners


Wed January 8, 2014

Boulder Moves To Snuff Out Smoking On City Property

An area between the library and 13th St in Boulder could soon be off-limits to smokers
Jon Hurd Creative Commons/Flickr


Thu December 26, 2013
Colorado Capitol

It's Time To Unwrap The Colorado Capitol Dome

Shot of Capitol building taken May 2, 2010, before restoration began
Chelsea Nesvig Creative Commons/Flickr

Just as the sun began to rise Thursday morning, workers started removing the top portion of the scrim – the white, weatherproof protective wrap that’s completely covered the Capitol dome since May.

Read more