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 April 4, 2011
Union Rallies

Unions Rally to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. on Anniversary of his Death

Josh Noble Creative Commons

Unions across Colorado are rallying today as part of a national effort to remember the 43rd anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination.

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Thu March 31, 2011

Farmers May Boost Corn Crop to Help Ease Global Shortage

Scott Bauer U.S. Dept of Agriculture

U.S. farmers are expected to boost the size of this year’s corn crop - a move that could potentially help to ease global food shortages by the fall.  But even with record-high prices, Colorado farmers may not follow suit.

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Thu March 31, 2011
UQM Technologies

Northern Colorado Electric Motor Company On a Roll

UQM Technologies of Longmont is adding employees and space.  KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Boulder County Business Report publisher Chris Wood about what’s driving this electric-motor company to expand.

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Tue March 29, 2011
Domestic Energy

Review Finds Large Chunk of Oil and Gas Leases Inactive

Department of the Interior

A new report from the U.S. Department of the Interior says more than two-thirds of the nation’s  offshore and half of the onshore oil and gas leases on federal lands are sitting idle.

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Mon March 28, 2011

Boulder, Fort Collins Score High in Survey of Wellbeing

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Boulder and Fort Collins have topped another list this year -- this one focusing on the topic of overall wellbeing. 

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