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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

More details on anti-Muslim film, but not director's name

Law enforcement says Southern California Coptic Christian Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is the filmmaker behind anti-Muslim film "Innocence of Muslims."

San Onofre nuclear plant could be offline until 2013

The operator of the damaged San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station plans to submit a restart plan to federal regulators in early October for one of two offline reactors.

Libya attack kills ambassador from CA; filmmaker hiding in LA

An attack on a Libyan consulate killed an ambassador from northern California. Protesters were angry over a film mocking Muhammad; the filmmaker is reportedly hiding in L.A.

Donations will cover EMS fees for Good Samaritan victims

About $10,000 has been raised to cover the emergency service fees for the two women who died last week when they came to the aid the victim of a car accident

14 sex offenders arrested in 'Operation Safe Haven' raid

The target was 60 sex offenders clustered in a three-block area, including about 40 parolees living at the Harbor Inn motel.

Edison prepares to pull radioactive fuel from San Onofre

After months of mushrooming safety concerns and no timetable for a possible restart, SoCal Edison is preparing to pull radioactive fuel for relocation.

Will third officer be charged in Kelly Thomas beating?

While only two of the six Fullerton police officers have been charged in connection with the beating of Kelly Thomas, a third officer remains under investigation.

Another hearing set in Kelly Thomas case

The legal wrangling continues in the case against two ex-Fullerton police officers accused in the beating of a homeless, mentally-ill man.

Cops charged in Kelly Thomas beating back in court

Two ex-Fullerton police officers charged in the beating death of a homeless man are due in court in Santa Ana Friday for a pretrial hearing.

Report: 'No cover up' in Kelly Thomas death

State officials have concluded that there was no evidence of a cover-up in the Fullerton Police Department's handling of the investigation into Kelly Thomas' death.

San Onofre nuclear plant to lay off 730 workers

The troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant has been offline since January. Now, Southern California Edison plans to cut 730 employees at the facility.

Advocates want to undo Santa Ana medical marijuana ban

As Los Angeles moves to ban pot shops, advocates in Santa Ana are mounting a campaign to undo a ban on storefront pot shops in the Orange County city.

Recalled Fullerton councilman running for council again

One of the Fullerton City Councilmen recalled last June in the wake of Kelly Thomas' beating death is running for office again.

Feds say San Onofre has plant security violation

Federal regulators have slapped the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant with a violation for a lapse in plant security.

UC Irvine professor pleads not guilty to arson charges

UC Irvine Professor Rainer Reinscheid pleaded not guilty to several counts of felony arson Wednesday at his arraignment in a Newport Beach court.