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!

email: erin.otoole@kunc.org

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7:57am

Thu December 26, 2013
Colorado Flood

Colorado Floods Prompt Lawmakers To Cut Red Tape

Members of the Colorado Air National Guard's 240th Civil Engineering Flight use a tape measure to measure the size of damage to a bridge affected by floodwaters in Loveland, Colo., Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy

2:17pm

Fri December 20, 2013
Health

New Report Rates Colorado Health Care Plans

Screencap of report from Colorado Business Group on Health
cbghealth.org

With just a few days before the deadline to sign up for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act, a Colorado nonprofit employer coalition has released a report on insurance plans available in the state.

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5:00am

Thu December 19, 2013
Business Report

New Development Will Accelerate Small Community's Growth

Illustration of Superior Town Center project, slated to begin in Feb. 2014
Town of Superior www.superiorcolorado.gov

1:49pm

Wed December 18, 2013
The Numbers

Boulder Is Colorado's 'Best Performing City'... Greeley Is Right Behind It

On the left, Boulder, Colo. the 9th best performing city in the Milken Institute's 'Best Performing Cities' index 2013. To the right, Greeley, Colo., ranked just behind Boulder.
Boulder: Luis Toro - Greeley: Loco Steve Flickr - Creative Commons

Thanks to the University of Colorado and a strong high-tech sector, Boulder is best in the state. A bit more unexpected, perhaps, is that Greeley is right on Boulder’s heels.

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8:12am

Tue December 17, 2013

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