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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

Gasoline prices drop Friday in most So. Calif. counties

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Southern California has dropped in most Southland counties Friday. In Los Angeles County, the average price is $3.58, its lowest amount since Dec. 27, 2011.

Dispute could idle major US cargo ports

Commerce could be brought to a near standstill at major ports from Boston to Houston if the strike takes place on Sunday, potentially delivering a big blow to retailers and manufacturers still struggling to find their footing in a weak economy.

SeaWorld going public: Shamu making splash in stock market

SeaWorld, the company famous for water shows featuring killer whales, dolphins and other animals said Thursday it's planning to go public.

UPDATE: Partisan bickering stalls fiscal cliff talks

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the government appears headed over the fiscal cliff because of a lack of progress in bipartisan negotiations.

US new home sales jump to fastest rate in more than 2 years

Americans bought new homes last month at the fastest pace in more than two and a half years, further evidence of a sustained housing recovery.

US consumer confidence falls on fiscal cliff fears

U.S. consumer confidence tumbled in December, driven lower by fears of sharp tax increases and government spending cuts set to take effect next week.

US jobless aid applications fall to 5-year low

The average number of people seeking unemployment benefits over the past month fell to the lowest level since March 2008, a sign that the job market is healing.

US home prices rise in October from previous year

U.S. home prices rose in most major cities in October compared with a year ago, pushed up by rising sales and a decline in the supply of available homes.

Stock market closes lower as fiscal cliff worries investors

Fiscal cliff worries investors; shoppers hit the sales last weekend but many spending less than last year.

Fed labs field testing hardware for solar companies

One of the National Security Administration's three national laboratories is building regional testing centers around the country to field-test hardware for solar companies.

Rainy Monday morning commute in Southland

The Monday morning rain brought a flurry of traffic accidents on many Southern California freeways and streets, from San Diego to Los Angeles.

Southern California gas prices drop in time for the holidays

Gasoline prices in Southern California are dropping as holiday travelers hit the road. It has gone down for at least the last two weeks throughout the region.

Judge dismisses trucking group's lawsuit challenging CA emissions rules

A federal judge has dismissed a trucking association's lawsuit against new rules intended to reduce truck and bus pollution in California.

CA oil regulators release draft regulations for fracking

After decades of oil drilling, California has released draft regulations for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Read the nine-page proposal.

Night trip to Utah for old San Onofre nuclear generators

The last of the old steam generators from the San Onofre nuclear plant are being sent to Utah for storage. The journey starts Wednesday and will take place at night.