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!




Wed December 11, 2013
Colorado Flood

State Jobs Program To Address Flood Recovery Needs

Although temporary road repairs are complete, much more recovery work remains in Colorado
U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Wallace Bonner/Released

Thanks to a $4.6 million federal grant, Colorado is launching a program to hire temporary workers to provide cleanup and recovery work following September’s devastating floods. 

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Mon December 9, 2013

Another Positive Year Expected For Colorado's Economy In 2014

Denver construction workers in 2009. Construction is expected to grow in Colorado in 2014.
F Delventhal Creative Commons/Flickr


Thu December 5, 2013
Business Report

Building Boom Continues At University Of Colorado

Bradley Gordon Creative Commons/Flickr

Construction cranes on campus have been a familiar sight for Colorado universities in recent years – and the trend is continuing, with a wave of new projects underway at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

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Mon December 2, 2013
Colorado Flood

As FEMA Deadline Closes, Flood Assistance Still Available In NoCo

Photo of Colorado flooding taken Sep. 13, 2013
Nurpu Creative Commons/Flickr

Monday, Dec. 2 is the last day for survivors of September’s historic floods to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for help. To date, FEMA has approved more than $56 million in individual assistance for impacted counties in Colorado.

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Fri November 29, 2013

No Vacancy: Tight Market Challenges Apartment Hunters

Matt Scott Creative Commons/Flickr

Finding rental housing in northern Colorado continues to be a challenge, with vacancies near historic lows in the third quarter of 2013.

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