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Erin OToole

Host, Colorado Edition

As host of KUNC's Colorado Edition, I work closely with our producers and reporters to bring context and diverse perspectives to the important issues of the day. And because life is best when it's a balance of work and play, I love finding stories that highlight culture, music, the outdoors, and anything that makes Colorado such a great place to live.

One of the things I love most about being in public radio is that it embodies and encourages many of the values I hold dear: integrity, creativity, civility and curiosity. At KUNC, I've been so fortunate to work with, and learn from, a growing newsroom that's filled with talented, passionate journalists.

I spent nearly nine years in commercial radio in Cincinnati, Ohio before moving to San Bernardino, California to serve as Morning Edition host and reporter for KVCR. I was selected as a USC/Annenberg Health Journalism fellow in 2008, reporting primarily on the healthcare overhaul, domestic violence and health awareness media campaigns. I joined KUNC as Morning Edition host in 2009, and served as Assistant News Director from 2017 to 2019.

When I'm not at work, you can usually find me hiking with my two dogs, listening to and creating music, and reading (my bookshelves are overflowing with scifi, politics, cookbooks and Nancy Drew mysteries).