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 September 22, 2011

Tandem Select Acquired by New York Co.; Will Continue to Innovate

Fort Collins-based Tandem Select, which conducts pre-employment background screenings, has been acquired by New York City-based Sterling Infosystems - the third-largest background screening company in the nation.  KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Steve Porter, reporter for the Northern Colorado Business Report about how the acquisition will affect the company.

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Tue September 20, 2011

Bountiful Water Supply for Much of Colorado This Year

CO Water Science Center USGS

Federal climate scientists say the next three months will be tough for drought-plagued Texas and some neighboring states, including Colorado.

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Fri September 16, 2011

August Sees Slight Uptick in Colorado Unemployment

CO Division of Housing

The U.S. Labor Department says unemployment rates increased in 26 states last month. In spite of job losses, Colorado’s unemployment rate remains unchanged at 8.5%.

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Wed September 14, 2011

Colorado's Economic Recovery Varies by Region

Creative Commons

A new report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis shows that some economies along the Front Range – including Boulder, Ft. Collins and Loveland grew at a faster pace than the 2.5% national average gain.

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Thu September 8, 2011

Ballots to Stay English-only, For Now

Sixteen Colorado counties will print ballots in English only for this November’s election, after a federal mandate to have them printed in both English and Spanish failed to materialize in time.

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