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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

Bernanke says Federal Reserve stimulus programs will continue

Fed Chairman Bernanke tells Congress Wednesday the U.S. job market remains weak and it's too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.

Siemens halts wind farm blade use worldwide after California accident

Hundreds of wind farms worldwide slow operations after huge turbine blades fell in Southern California and Iowa.

Feds delay decision on restart for San Onofre nuclear plant

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has indefinitely delayed a decision on the proposed restart of the offline San Onofre nuclear power plant in northern San Diego County.

Powerball lottery jackpot grows to $600 million

The Powerball lottery jackpot has reached $600 million, the largest prize in the game's history. Before the 7:59 p.m. Saturday drawing, it could be the world's largest lotto prize.

Talks begin Friday on protecting Caribbean coasts and waters

Political and business leaders are gathering on a billionaire's private island Friday to back a program aimed at expanding protection for the Caribbean's imperiled coasts and waters.

California jobless rate drops to 9 percent in April

California's unemployment rate was 9 percent in April. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday the decline is the third largest from April 2012.

Gauge of US economy's future health up in April

A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.

Powerball jackpot soars to $475 million Saturday

Powerball jackpot climbs to $475 million for Saturday drawing. The odds of matching all five numbers and the Powerball number is 1 in 175,223,510.

Powerball fever hits California as jackpot tops $360 million

The Powerball lottery has been available since April in California and sales are brisk. The Wednesday jackpot is $360 million.

Survey: SoCal home sales surge to 5 year high in April

Southern California home prices neared a five-year high in April as sales accelerated in more expensive markets, a research firm said Tuesday.

Inland Empire officials knock LA's new Ontario airport plan

Inland Empire leaders say they want more passengers to fly out of LA/Ontario Airport. But they don't like LA's plan to make that happen.

Residents fear they'll be priced out of redeveloped Boyle Heights apartment complex

Residents of an apartment complex in L.A.'s Boyle Heights neighborhood are worried they'll be priced out when a developer replaces it with a new building.

Southern Calif. gas prices continue dropping below $4

Gasoline prices in Southern Calif. continue dropping with the average price Friday at $3.89 for a gallon of self-serve regular in L.A. county.

Inglewood theater group showcases actors with disabilities for Hollywood

Actors with developmental disabilities have a tougher time competing for roles in Hollywood. But a group of performers in Inglewood is stepping up their game.

New US scientific report on health, death of honey bees

US EPA and USDA release new scientific report Thursday on the health of honey bees. Multiple factors cited for decline of honey bee colonies, including pesticide exposure.