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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

US home construction in 2012 highest in 4 years

U.S. builders started work on homes in December at the fastest pace since the summer of 2008 and finished 2012 as the best year for residential construction.

US homebuilder confidence steady near 7-year high

Confidence among U.S. homebuilders remained unchanged this month from December at the highest level in nearly seven years.

EPA softens stand on fracking and drinking water contamination in Texas

When a man in a Fort Worth suburb reported his family's drinking water had begun "bubbling" like champagne, the federal EPA sounded an alarm on fracking, but later changed their tune.

US factory output rises for 2nd straight month

U.S. factory production rose in December for the second straight month, buoyed by more output of autos, electronics and business equipment.

Emergency landing grounds Boeing 787 jets in Japan

Japan's two biggest airlines grounded all their Boeing 787 aircraft for safety checks Wednesday after one was forced to make an emergency landing in the latest blow for the new jet.

Director Kathryn Bigelow defends torture scenes in "Zero Dark Thirty"

Director Kathryn Bigelow is defending torture scenes in "Zero Dark Thirty," saying the military hunt for Osama bin Laden wasn't free of moral consequences.

US consumer prices unchanged in December

Lower gas costs offset more expensive food and higher rents to keep a measure of U.S. consumer prices flat last month.

Another day, another big rig accident on I-5 in LA

All lanes of northbound Interstate-5 at Atlantic Boulevard reopened Wednesday morning at Commerce after three of four were closed due to a truck fire, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Orange County spending $3.2 million to create Fullerton homeless shelter

The Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan Tuesday to spend $3.2 million to acquire a closed Linder's Furniture site in Fullerton to convert into a year-round homeless shelter.

Southern CA home prices rose sharply in December

A research firm said Southern California home prices rose sharply last month as buyers snapped up pricier properties along the coast.

UPDATE: I-5 now open in LA after 4 hour closure due to big-rig crash

A big-rig slammed into an Interstate 5 center divider and caught fire, closing the freeway in both directions near Downtown Los Angeles. It has reopened after a four-hour closure.

LA DJ Jimmy O'Neill dead at 73, hosted TV's 'Shindig!'

Jimmy O'Neill, who was barely out of his teens when he became Los Angeles' top-rated radio deejay and only 24 when he became a national celebrity as host of "Shindig!," died in L.A. at age 73.

US consumers increased their spending at retail businesses in December

U.S. consumers increased their spending at retail businesses in December, buying more autos, furniture and clothing despite fiscal cliff worries.

Japanese film director Nagisa Oshima dies at 80

Nagisa Oshima, a Japanese director known for internationally acclaimed films "Empire of Passion" and "In the Realm of the Senses," has died of pneumonia. He was 80.

Falling food and gas costs lead to lower US wholesale prices

Falling prices for food and gas pushed down U.S. wholesale prices last month for the third month in a row, the latest evidence inflation is tame.