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!




Fri June 3, 2011
Special Olympics

Athletes to Compete in Special Olympics Summer Games

Dave Seper and Kaeda light the torch.
courtesy of Special Olympics Colorado

Hundreds of athletes will gather at the University of Northern Colorado Saturday to compete in the Special Olympics State Summer Games.  

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Fri June 3, 2011

Spring Rain Leads to Dramatic Improvement for Colorado's Winter Wheat Crop

photo by Just call me Jac Flickr

Agriculture officials say Colorado’s winter wheat crop is improving.  For the first time this spring, about two-thirds of the winter wheat crop is rated in fair to good condition, according to the latest Colorado Crop Progress report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Thu June 2, 2011
Business Report

New Phase for Kodak Campus in Windsor

Demolition began earlier this week on four buildings on the Kodak campus in Windsor. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Northern Colorado Business Report publisher Jeff Nuttall about what’s behind the deconstruction.

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Tue May 31, 2011

Xcel Energy's Tiered Summer Rates Return

photo by Wavy1 flickr

Starting Wednesday June 1, Xcel Energy will resume a two-tiered seasonal rate that it first introduced to Colorado customers last summer.

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Fri May 27, 2011
Outdoor recreation

Summer Recreation Season Begins in National Forests

Mummy Range, Rocky Mountain National Park
by Mark Jarvis Flickr/Creative Commons

Thousands are expected to kick off summer season in the Rocky Mountains this Memorial Day weekend.  And the U.S. Forest Service wants visitors to be aware of potential dangers.

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