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Ed Joyce is the Orange County Reporter for KPCC. Before joining the station, Ed covered the environment beat for six-years at KPBS-FM/TV in San Diego.

Prior to his time at KPBS, Joyce was an editor/columnist with Copley News Service in San Diego. His extensive background in news includes stints as a newspaper, radio, web and TV journalist. The positions include: reporter, anchor, editor, columnist, talk show host, writer and photographer. His career started as a boy delivering the Sunday L.A. Times. He later had a paper route delivering the Evening Star-News.

Along the way, Ed has had stints as a telephone operator and mail carrier. He even wrote a column and edited a weekly newspaper in the Caribbean. He's also been a DJ, a high school and college educator and has worked in public relations.

Joyce has won many awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, The Associated Press and other organizations for his TV and radio writing, producing, anchoring, editing and reporting.

Born in Los Angeles County, Joyce graduated with a B.A. in Communications from the University of Washington, where he studied broadcast journalism, TV-radio production and sociology.

Stories by Ed Joyce

GPS 'no deterrent' for 2 men accused of 4 Orange County murders

Two men charged with the murders of four women in Orange County wore GPS anklets at the time of the crimes. "GPS cannot always deter crimes," said the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Orange County Sheriff issuing concealed carry permits under new rules

Thousands of people in Orange County apply for concealed carry permit after "good cause" requirement is thrown out.

Proposed deal on San Onofre nuclear plant costs called 'loser' for ratepayers

A ratepayer group said the proposed settlement of costs related to the failed San Onofre nuclear plant is a bad deal for customers.

Edison execs sell $18M in stock after San Onofre deal

Two executives exercised lucrative options on Edison International stock four days after striking a deal over costs incurred by closing the San Onofre nuclear plant.

Toll booths going away by May on Orange County's toll roads

Routes 73, 133, 241 and 261 are moving to a cash-free system that's expected to save the toll roads' operator $13 million.

Customers to cover $3.3 billion for San Onofre nuclear replacement power

Two Southern California utilities had wanted ratepayers to pay more than $5 billion in costs related to the shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear plant.

Groups seek answers on San Onofre nuclear waste

A community engagement panel created by Southern California Edison met for the first time Tuesday to address San Onofre waste storage concerns.

Update: Judge splits massacre trial into 2 phases

The portion of the trial to determine the guilt or innocence of Scott Dekraai has been set for June 9. He has been charged with the worst mass killing in O.C. history.

Settlement talks underway on who pays for San Onofre nuclear plant

Edison International says in a filing that it's meeting with state regulators March 27 to talk about a settlement deal on costs for the closed San Onofre nuclear plant.

Study finds sparks from golf clubs ignite fires

Results from a UC Irvine study confirm that titanium alloy clubs were the cause of at least two blazes on local golf courses, an Orange County fire captain says.

Drought puts new focus on proposed desalination plant in Huntington Beach

A company that wants to build a desalination plant in Huntington Beach plans to resubmit a permit request to the California Coastal Commission later this year.

Replacement power plan for San Onofre nuclear plant approved

California regulators approved a plan Thursday to replace the electricity gap created by the permanent closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

OC toll road agency considers CEO resignation deal Thursday

The agency that manages Orange County's toll roads considers a resignation settlement deal with its outgoing CEO at a board meeting in Irvine Thursday.

Latino officers awarded $3.5 million in Westminster discrimination case

The city of Westminster may ask for a new trial or appeal a jury decision that awarded three city police officers $3.5 million in a discrimination case.

Jury: Anaheim cop did not use excessive force in fatal shooting

The fatal shootings of Manuel Diaz and Joel Acevedo in July 2012 sparked four days of protests in the land of Disney.