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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

Replacement power plan for San Onofre nuclear plant approved

California regulators approved a plan Thursday to replace the electricity gap created by the permanent closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

OC toll road agency considers CEO resignation deal Thursday

The agency that manages Orange County's toll roads considers a resignation settlement deal with its outgoing CEO at a board meeting in Irvine Thursday.

Latino officers awarded $3.5 million in Westminster discrimination case

The city of Westminster may ask for a new trial or appeal a jury decision that awarded three city police officers $3.5 million in a discrimination case.

Jury: Anaheim cop did not use excessive force in fatal shooting

The fatal shootings of Manuel Diaz and Joel Acevedo in July 2012 sparked four days of protests in the land of Disney.

Drought: Orange County expands 'toilet to tap' water

Orange County was an early adopter of technology to replenish drinking water reserves with recycled wastewater — an idea gaining traction as the drought grinds on

Oil drilling is expanding along PCH in Huntington Beach

OXY USA plans to drill 85 oil wells on its property along Pacific Coast Highway; the city says noise reduction efforts will be made.

Man accused of worst mass murders in OC history faces March 24 trial

The defense attorney for Scott Dekraai has accused prosecutors of misconduct in the case.

Kim Pham beating: Trial date set for women charged in death

An Orange County Superior Court judge sets April 14 to begin the trial against two women charged in Pham's death.

Kim Pham beating: Lawyers raise possible gang connection

Attorneys say gang members were involved in the fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub that left Kim Pham dead. Prosecutors dispute that claim.

Kim Pham beating: Suspects back in court Friday

Two Santa Ana women face arraignment on additional counts in connection with the death of Kim Pham. Pham died in January, days after a fight outside a nightclub.

UC Irvine chosen to compete in solar home design contest

A team of Orange County colleges won one of 20 slots in a worldwide solar home design competition. Stanford, Cal Poly, CSU Sacramento and UC Davis also made the cut.

Kim Pham beating: Judge finds enough evidence for trial (updated)

At the end of two days of testimony, Judge Thomas Borris ordered Vanesa Zavala and Candace Brito to face trial on murder charges for the beating death of Kim Pham.

Kim Pham hearing: Detective reveals she went undercover in jail cell

Candace Brito, 27, and Vanesa Zavala, 25, have pleaded not guilty to murder charges. Both are being held in jail in lieu of $1 million bail in connection with the beating death of Kim Pham outside a Santa Ana nightclub.

Home solar financing program rolls out in Orange County

A new financing plan is available in some Orange County cities that lets homeowners put no money down and pay back installation costs through their property taxes.

Kelly Thomas Verdict: Peaceful protest planned Saturday in Hollywood

An organization that feeds the homeless on L.A.'s Skid Row has planned a peaceful protest' Saturday in Hollywood dubbed '5,000 Angelenos for Kelly Thomas.'