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 May 19, 2011

Addressing Suicide Awareness in Colorado

Mental and public health professionals and others concerned with high rates of suicide in Colorado will gather tomorrow for a day-long summit at CSU in Fort Collins.

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Thu May 19, 2011

Agreement Inked on Long-Awaited FoCo Transit Project

The city of Fort Collins and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway recently signed an agreement that will allow the long-awaited Mason Corridor Project to get underway this summer in Fort Collins.  KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Northern Colorado Business Report publisher Jeff Nuttall about the impact of the project.

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Tue May 17, 2011

Colorado Foreclosures Continue Downward Trend

CO Division of Housing

New foreclosures filings continue to fall in Colorado’s largest counties.  But state officials are still concerned about the relatively high number of completed foreclosure sales.

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Mon May 16, 2011

Rockfall Work Could Slow Drivers on I-70 through Georgetown

by Vilsekogen Creative Commons

Transportation officials say drivers in Colorado's high country can expect delays this week on Interstate 70 in Georgetown.

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Thu May 12, 2011

Impact of Proposed Federal Medicaid Cuts

Neff Conner Creative Commons

A new report finds that several proposals to cut back Medicaid, including the House Republican budget plan passed last month – would leave up to 44 million more low-income people without health insurance. 

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