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!




Tue March 22, 2011

Bill Gives Colorado Health Exchange a Head Start

Creative Commons

A proposed health care exchange that aims to lower health insurance costs in Colorado is getting a boost at the state capitol, as Democrats and Republicans say they’ve agreed on creating one. 

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Mon March 21, 2011

Impact of Healthcare Law on Colorado Small Business

Creative Commons

One year after the new federal health care law was signed, many small business owners in Colorado say they’ve already benefited from the legislation.

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Thu March 17, 2011

Solar Industry, Xcel Energy Reach Agreement on Incentives

Xcel Energy has come to terms with solar power companies in Colorado to resume its incentive program for home solar installations.

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Wed March 16, 2011

Colorado Housing Trends Reflect Broader Economic Picture

Division of Housing

New foreclosure filings in the state have been declining, and fell to a 30-month low in Colorado’s metropolitan counties during February.  But foreclosures are just one part of the overall housing picture. 

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Tue March 15, 2011

Colorado Ag Day Highlights Essential Part of State's Economy

US Dept of Agriculture

Governor John Hickenlooper has declared Wednesday ‘Colorado Ag Day’ as a way to celebrate Colorado’s farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers.

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