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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

LA County calls for action to tackle prescription drug abuse

The L.A. County Department of Public Health calls for steps to improve training, tracking, and disposal of prescription drugs to counter abuse problem.

CA agency faults Edison, others for 2011 windstorm power outages

The California Public Utilities Commission issued a final report on the 2011 windstorms and related power outages. Read the complete report, which faults Southern California Edison.

Environmental groups, NRC chair to meet on San Onofre nuclear plant

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chair Allison Macfarlane meets Monday in Orange County with several environmental groups about the damaged San Onofre nuclear power plant.

Leon Leyson, youngest Schindler list member, dies in CA

Leon Leyson, who was the youngest of 1,100 Jews saved from the Nazis by Oscar Schindler, has died in Southern California at 83.

Cold snap continues in CA, LA hits record 35 degrees

A cold snap continued Monday and growers in the Central Valley fought to protect citrus crops from overnight lows. Downtown LA dipped to a record 35 degrees early Monday.

BP oil spill settlement payments exceed $1B mark

Businesses and individuals who claim BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico cost them money have been paid more than $1 billion.

US unemployment applications rise slightly

Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits ticked up slightly last week, the latest sign of stability in the job market.

Gasoline prices in Southern California rising

Gasoline prices have been rising the past two weeks in Southern California.

First video images of giant squid in ocean

After years of searching, scientists and broadcasters say they have captured video images of a giant squid in its natural habitat deep in the ocean for the first time.

Supreme Court rules against environmentalists in LA stormwater case

The US Supreme Court has unanimously sided with LA area governments that are fighting a lawsuit over pollution from urban storm water runoff. Read the complete ruling.

Dwindling fish in Sacramento Delta bad sign for estuary health

The latest trawl-net fish count shows the population of California's six species of Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta fish are dwindling. Delta fish are a barometer of estuary health.

US Navy sailors sue Tepco over Fukushima nuclear plant radiation

Eight U.S. sailors who served on a humanitarian mission to Japan in the wake of the tsunami-triggered Fukushima nuclear reactor crisis are suing the utility that operates the power plant.

CA, other western states see more acres burned in 2012

Statistics from the National Interagency Fire Center show more than 9.2 million acres have been charred by wildfire so far this year.

US pending home sales rise to highest level in nearly 3 years

A measure of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes increased last month to its highest level in two and a half years, the latest sign of improvement in the once-battered housing market.

NRC to meet with Friends of the Earth on San Onofre nuclear plant

The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has been shut down for 11 months. Regulators plan to meet with Friends of the Earth in January to talk about licensing issues.