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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

Powerhouse Fire: Latest tally is 53 structures, 24 homes burned

Officials have revised upward their estimate of the destruction caused by the wildfire that burned 30,274 acres northwest of Green Valley near Palmdale.

Obama administration defends NSA's collection of US citizen phone records

The Obama administration is defending the National Security Agency's need to collect telephone records of U.S. citizens.

Drones as crop dusters: UC Davis testing helicopters

Researchers at the University of California, Davis are testing the use of small unmanned helicopters for pesticide spraying at farms and vineyards.

Tropical Storm Andrea brings rain, tornadoes to US east coast

Heavy rain was pouring across much of Florida early Thursday tropical storm Andrea headed toward the state's western coast. Storm warnings were issued for the US east coast.

US unemployment benefit applications dropped last week

The Labor Department Thursday said the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 346,000, a level consistent with steady job growth.

Florida woman, 84, claims $590 million Powerball jackpot

The Florida Lottery Wednesday said an 84-year-old woman won the $590 million Powerball jackpot. They said Gloria C. Mackenzie took the single lump-sum payment of about $370.9 million before taxes.

Floods in central Europe blamed for 16 deaths

Officials say 16 people have died and at least four others are missing in the floods that have ravaged central Europe.

Orders to US factories rose in April after weak March

The Commerce Department said Wednesday that orders to U.S. factories rose modestly in April as manufacturers rebounded from a weak March performance.

CA attorney general sues over Orange County toll road

California's attorney general is suing to stop a $200 million extension of the State Route 241 toll road in southern Orange County.

Report: US economic recovery is slow but CA remains a bright spot

UCLA Anderson Forecast says U.S. economic growth is too slow to be a real recovery, but California's performance is 'a bright spot.'

Brown beats former mayor Bradley in Compton mayoral election

Compton has a new mayor for the first time in 12 years. Voters in Compton have rejected their former mayor, who's facing retrial in a corruption case.

ADP survey shows companies added jobs at sluggish pace in May

A private survey shows U.S. businesses added jobs at a sluggish pace in May, an indication that hiring may cooling off.

Former LA Rams player, NFL legend, Deacon Jones dead at 74

David "Deacon" Jones, the original sackmaster, has died at 74.The former L.A. Rams defensive end and NFL Hall of Famer is credited with terming the word sack.

The U.S. trade deficit widened in April

The U.S. trade deficit widened in April, as demand for foreign cars, cell phones and other imported goods outpaced growth in U.S. exports.

US home prices show biggest April gain in 7 years

U.S. home prices soared 12.1 percent in April from a year earlier, the biggest gain since February 2006, as more buyers competed for fewer homes.