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!




Mon August 29, 2011
Air travel

Travel Disruptions from Irene Minimal at DIA

Courtesy of Denver International Airport

Airports in the New York area are open again after Tropical Storm Irene grounded more than 12,000 thousand flights over the weekend. But the overall impact on Denver International Airport has been minimal.

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Fri August 26, 2011

NoCo Volunteers Give Back to their Communities, Study Finds

A new report on volunteerism gives high marks to several northern Colorado cities, with two ranked in the top five nationally.

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Thu August 25, 2011
Pro Cycling Challenge

Patience, Caution Advised for Race Fans and Hunters this Weekend

USA Pro Cycling Challenge

Thousands of fans are still flocking to get a glimpse of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, as the riders make their way through the northern and central mountains.  But traffic delays and other hazards are still a concern for this weekend.

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Thu August 25, 2011

Greeley Stampede Anticipates Profit This Year

For the first time in several years, the Greeley Stampede will wrap up its books not owing money to creditors. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Northern Colorado Business Report publisher Jeff Nuttall about how the organization turned the corner this year.

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Tue August 23, 2011

CDOT Tries New Method to Ease I-70 Backups

CO Department of Transportation

State transportation officials say an experiment using police cars to regulate traffic along Interstate 70 in the mountains has yielded ‘promising’ preliminary results.

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