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!




Thu October 13, 2011

New Office Construction Dawns in Broomfield

Construction of new office buildings is not as common as it once was along the Front Range, but a new project in Broomfield is defying that trend. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Boulder County Business Report publisher Chris Wood to discuss the project and why developers think they see an opportunity.

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Mon October 10, 2011

Conference Seeks Strategies to Ensure Affordable Housing

Washington & Jefferson College

One of the nation’s leading state conferences on affordable housing begins Tuesday in Vail.

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Thu October 6, 2011

Wingless Flight Program Could Help NoCo Travelers Fly Through DIA

courtesy of Denver International Airport

Northern Colorado travelers may soon be able to bypass the security lines at DIA. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Jeff Nuttall, publisher of the Northern Colorado Business Report, about how the wingless flight program could work.

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Tue October 4, 2011

Denver Trash and Recycling Service Goes Greener

Republic Services

Some of Denver’s garbage and recycling trucks will soon be a little greener... at least on the inside.

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Fri September 30, 2011

Voter Registration Deadline is Monday, Oct. 3

The deadline to register to vote in November’s election is this coming Monday. It will be an all-mail ballot election for most of Colorado's 64 counties.

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