Erin OToole

Assistant News Director

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!

Ways to Connect

Colorado has a number of laws on the books protecting employees from workplace discrimination, but the laws often lack enforcement provisions.  

The past two weeks have seen two bank failures along the Front Range. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Boulder County Business Report publisher Chris Wood about what brought about the demise of United Western and FirsTier banks.

For the first time in its history, the University of Colorado in Boulder has more graduates serving in the Peace Corps than any other large college or university in the nation.

U.S. Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public input on a proposed land exchange in Eagle County. 

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