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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

'Hangover 3' filming to close 73 freeway in Orange County

Many commuters and at least one Costa Mesa councilman are not happy about this weekend's road closure, a key route thousands use each day.

California gasoline prices dip slightly after record rise

Gasoline prices in Southern California are dropping slowly since hitting a record high in early October.

Candlelight vigil for victims of Salon Meritage killings

A candlelight ceremony Thursday night will honor the eight shooting victims, a day before the first anniversary of the worst mass killing in Orange County history.

Moody's reviews bond ratings of Southern California cities

The credit rating agency, Moody’s Investors Service, said it is reviewing 32 California cities for possible downgrades in the wake of some municipal bankruptcies.

Lakers fans await TV deal as season gets closer

The Los Angeles Lakers preseason continues Wednesday. But unless you have Time Warner Cable, you can't see the NBA game at home.

No Kings or Ducks games as NHL cancels first 2 weeks of season

The start of the regular season has been cancelled due to a contract squabble, costing the L.A. Kings and Anaheim Ducks several home games. What's the financial impact?

So Cal gas prices jump 20 cents overnight, near record

A number of factors disrupted the supply chain, leading to the spike. One analyst predicts: "Retail prices are going to skyrocket."

$5 a gallon? Gas prices in Los Angeles pushing record highs

Gasoline prices averaging $4.61 a gallon in Southern California are pushing record highs set in 2008.

Heat & red flag warnings continue; relief on Wednesday

Southland heat wave to continue through Tuesday before cooling off Wednesday. Fire danger remains high. And a woman was arrested for leaving a baby in a locked car.

Lawyers of Miramonte students propose new protections

The lawyers of 24 child victims of alleged sexual abuse at Miramonte Elementary School to propose new protections against abuse in classrooms.

Report: CA beach water quality improved in 2012

An environmental group says last summer was one of the best for California beach water quality.

Fullerton copes with Kelly Thomas beating

It's been more than a year since a homeless, mentally-ill man was severely beaten by Fullerton police officers. That man, 37-year-old Kelly Thomas, died several days after the violent confrontation. KPCC reporter Ed Joyce says the effects of the beating and death are still being felt.

CSU trustees consider contingency plan of raising tuition

At meeting Tuesday and Wednesday in Long Beach, CSU Trustees consider raising tuition by 5 percent as part of contingency plan if Prop 30 fails

Death of Kelly Thomas brings changes to Fullerton

It’s been more than a year since Kelly Thomas, a homeless, mentally-ill man, was severely beaten by Fullerton police officers. He died days later.

Planning for summer 2013 without San Onofre nuclear plant

California Independent System Operator Corporation is taking steps to prepare for the summer of 2013 without power from San Onofre nuclear plant.