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 July 25, 2011
Rental markets

Apartment Vacancies Hit New Ten-year Low

CO Division of Housing

State housing officials say median rents in the Denver metro area are rising slightly, as apartment vacancies drop to a new ten-year low.

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Thu July 21, 2011
Debt deal

Udall Seeks to End Unemployment Payments for Millionaires as Part of Debt Deal

As negotiations continue over the debt limit in Washington, Colorado senator Mark Udall is asking lawmakers to put an end to unemployment payments for millionaires.

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Thu July 21, 2011

Deadly Bat Fungus Threat Looms Large at Caving Convention

National Speleological Society

Cavers from across the U.S. are in Glenwood Springs this week for the National Speleological Society Convention.

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Thu July 21, 2011
Boulder economy

Outdoor Industry a Driver of Boulder's Economy

The outdoor industry has become a driving force of Boulder’s economy, with a large cluster of companies producing products for sports and active living. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Boulder County Business Report publisher Chris Wood about recent efforts by other cities to lure away some of Boulder’s outdoor companies.

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Tue July 19, 2011
Poudre River

Inner Tubes, Small Rafts Allowed Back on Poudre River

by Kent Kanouse Flickr

As sweltering temperatures continue along the Front Range, Larimer County authorities have lifted restrictions barring the use of inner tubes on the Poudre River.

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