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 8, 2011

Stock Market Troubles Likely to Impact Northern Colorado Economy

Creative Commons

Economists say fallout from the struggling stock market is likely to delay the sluggish recovery in many states, including Colorado.

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Fri August 5, 2011
Marijuana Policy

One Marijuana Legalization Effort Gets Underway This Week

LancerenoK Flickr

A retired Denver police officer has joined one effort to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Colorado.  A coalition began gathering signatures this week to put the issue before Colorado voters next year.

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Thu August 4, 2011

Boulder Moves Closer to Creating City-Owned Utility

The city of Boulder and Xcel Energy have been battling over the possible municipalization of the city’s utility.  KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Boulder County Business Report publisher Chris Wood to discuss how the issue is dividing Boulder’s business community.

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Tue August 2, 2011

High Plains Chautauqua Brings History to Life this Week

High Plains Chautauqua

High Plains Chautauqua is a unique blend of history, theatre and the humanities brought to life under a Chautauqua tent, giving audiences the opportunity to meet and engage with personalities from the past.  This year’s theme is ‘Visionaries at Home and Abroad. ’ 

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Mon August 1, 2011
Children's Healthcare

Open Enrollment for Child-Only Health Policies Begins

Colorado Division of Insurance

Today begins a month-long open enrollment period for Colorado kids who don’t have health coverage under a family policy or program such as Medicaid.

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