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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

Scandal grows in parks system: $54M found, director resigns

State Parks Director Ruth Coleman resigned after officials learned the department had been sitting on a $54 million surplus for as long as 12 years.

OC Sheriff on heightened alert after Colorado shootings

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is on heightened alert and are contacting local movie theaters in response to the shooting in Colorado.

Groups claim coverup at San Onofre nuclear plant

Anti-nuclear groups claim federal regulators are protecting the utility that operates San Onofre nuclear plant, instead of people who live near it.

Fullerton man found guilty in spyware case

A court convicted a 21-year-old Fullerton man of illegally installing spyware on six women’s computers without their consent.

Lawyer wants Bustamante sexual assault charges dismissed

A motion has been filed to have the charges dismissed against Bustamante, claiming DA Tony Rackauckas released too much information to media for his client to get a fair trial.

Feds: San Onofre nuke problems due to faulty computer models

Federal report released Thursday said faulty computer modeling gets blame for problems with steam generators at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

OC Fair gets a record number of attendees on public transit

Taking the Orange County Fair Express bus gets attendees in the gates for just $2 — nine dollars under the usual $11 fare.

Seal Beach salon plans rebirth after deadly shootings

The salon can never "really can never go back to what it was, it can only go forward, and so can the people and their lives," says a local designer who is helping.

Another cop involved in Kelly Thomas death out of a job

Joe Wolfe, one of six officers caught on camera beating homeless man Kelly Thomas, is no longer with the Fullerton Police Department.

Edison: Some tube wear at San Onofre nuke plant not unusual

The operator of the San Onofre nuclear power plant said some of the steam generator tube wear is not unexpected.

Kelly Thomas case: Fullerton cops plead not guilty

After several delays, two men who were both Fullerton police officers a year ago were arraigned on charges Friday.

Feds say San Onofre generators might need to be replaced

Two reports highlight issues with the plant's steam generators.

Deal could bring sports complex to Orange County's Great Park

Irvine officials are considering a new plan to build more homes around the Great Park in a bid to bring the project new funding and a new sports complex.

Group wants Calif. to oversee San Onofre nuke plant

A San Clemente-based anti-nuclear group wants the California Attorney General to create a safety committee to oversee the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

Fullerton cop charged in Kelly Thomas death case fired

One of two Fullerton police officers charged in connection with the death of homeless man Kelly Thomas has been fired by the city.