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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

California's online sales tax generates $112 million so far

Congress considers legislation allowing states to require online retailers to collect sales tax. California implemented a similar law in September 2012.

Update: Boy Scouts to admit openly gay Scouts. Do you agree? (poll)

Boy Scouts approve plan to accept openly gay boys as Scouts; ban on gay adult leaders remains.

Sen. Boxer calls for hearing on San Onofre

The California Democrat told NRC Chair Macfarlane that she also wants a complete investigation into problems at the San Onofre nuclear plant before any restart.

Gas prices drop in California to $4.05 ahead of Memorial Day weekend (map)

Good news for drivers heading out for the holiday weekend: Gas prices are dropping in California, though they remain higher in L.A.

Obamacare: 13 insurers to compete in California's new health exchange

California's largest insurers, including Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield and Kaiser Permanente, are among 13 plans competing for policies in the state's new health exchange.

Gov Jerry Brown joins scientists in call for action on climate change

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown joined scientists Thursday in a call for action on environmental problems such as pollution, extinctions and population growth.

Fukushima nuclear plant operator struggles to find workers

Keeping Japan's meltdown-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in stable condition requires a cast of thousands but the plant's operator is struggling to find enough workers.

Sales of new US homes rise in April

Sales of new homes rose in April to the second highest level since the summer of 2008 while the median price for a new home in the U.S. hit a record high.

Japan Prime Minister Abe attempts to 'shock' stagnant economy

Japan's financial markets gyrated wildly Thursday, underscoring the vulnerability of its economy to a loss of investor confidence.

Fewer Americans apply for unemployment benefits last week

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell by 23,000 last week, further evidence that the job market is slowly returning to health.

Cal State trustees appoint 5 campus presidents; new head for CSULA

Five of the California State University's 23 campuses are getting new leaders, including Cal State Los Angeles.

Rankings: It's cheaper to fly out of the Long Beach Airport

Recent rankings show domestic flights out of the Long Beach Airport are the second lowest in the U.S. at $234.

US tests Minuteman missile over Pacific Wednesday

The U.S. Air Force Wednesday launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The test was previously postponed because of tensions with North Korea.

Orange County wants state permission to recover rescue costs

Orange County Supervisors want state permission to charge reckless people for the cost of rescuing them. Last week supervisors decided they lacked authority to charge $160,000 in rescue costs to two hikers who were lost in the Cleveland National Forest.

Realtors group: US home sales tick up to highest in 3 ½ years

The National Association of Realtors Wednesday reported that sales of previously occupied U.S. homes ticked up last month to the highest level in three and a half years.