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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

EU 'making progress' on greenhouse emission targets

EU's environmental agency says the 27-nation bloc's greenhouse emissions in 2011 were the lowest since it began monitoring them in 1990.

EU gives member countries more time to meet budget targets

The European Union moved away from its focus on tough austerity Wednesday, giving France, other member states more time to control budget deficits.

Honoring 'worst film director' Ed Wood with statue in NY

A man in upstate New York wants to erect a statue to the Hollywood film director considered by some critics to be the worst of all time.

Wal-Mart pleads guilty in Calif. hazardous waste case

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. entered a guilty plea Tuesday to charges the company dumped hazardous waste in California.

Japan's WWII sex slave legacy remains open wound 70 years later

The issue of Japan's use of Korean, Chinese and Southeast Asian women and girls as sex slaves - called "comfort women" - continues to alienate Tokyo from its neighbors nearly 70 years after the war's end.

What’s the future of LA’s marijuana dispensaries?

With voters approving Measure D, hundreds of marijuana dispensaries must close in L.A. But a legal challenge is possible.

Americans' confidence in economy jumps in May to 5 year high

The Conference Board said Tuesday that Americans' confidence in the economy jumped in May to a five-year high, lifted by a better outlook for hiring and business conditions

New Port of Long Beach bridge geared to keep port competitive

Work underway on construction of a new, wider, and taller Gerald Desmond Bridge at the Port of Long Beach. The replacement will allow largest cargo ships to access the port.

Boxer wants Justice probe into San Onofre nuclear plant

Sen. Barbara Boxer wants the Justice Department to investigate if utility execs deceived federal regulators about an equipment swap at the San Onofre nuclear plant.

Saturday is Jaime Jarrin bobblehead day at Dodger Stadium

Baseball Hall of Fame. Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame...and Saturday, his very own bobblehead. The Dodgers honor Spanish broadcaster Jaime Jarrin.

Arellano Felix drug cartel figure pleads guilty

Eduardo Arellano Felix, the last of the brothers who founded an infamous Mexican drug cartel, pleaded guilty Friday in San Diego.

What's a drone? How is US drone policy changing?

President Barack Obama has pledged to more narrowly restrict and monitor the country's use of drones. How will the U.S. drone policy change?

Memorial Day travel: The top destinations for local getaways

Fewer Southern Californians will travel Memorial Day weekend due to lingering concerns about the economy, according to Automobile Club of Southern California.

Health care still roadblock to immigration deal

Who pays for health care for undocumented immigrants on the path to citizenship?

Commerce Department: US orders for durable goods climbed in April

The Commerce Department Friday said U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.