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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

Kelly Thomas' father files lawsuit in son's death

The father of Kelly Thomas files a civil lawsuit on the anniversary of his son's struggle with Fullerton police that led to the homeless man's death.

Santa Ana City Councilman Bustamante's arraignment continued

The arraignment of Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante on sexual assault charges was continued to July 26 at the request of Bustamante's attorney.

Santa Ana councilman Bustamante scheduled to be arraigned

A Santa Ana city councilman charged with sexual assault faces arraignment Thursday.

Huntington Beach allows use of personal fireworks, ending ban

Personal fireworks use is against the law in most of Orange County’s cities, but one has bucked that trend and recently reversed its ban. Not everyone's happy.

OC DA: Councilman targeted subordinates in sex assaults

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has charged Carlos Bustamante with multiple felony counts of sexually assaulting seven women.

OC budget first in 3 years that doesn't call for cuts

Orange County begins a new fiscal year on Monday, with a new $5.6 billion budget approved last month by the County Board of Supervisors.

Orange County agencies swamped with inmates post-realignment

County law enforcement officials were told to prepare for about 143 inmates, but those estimates were off — by a lot.

New carport solar saves money for Orange County

Orange County will be soon be using more renewable energy to provide power at several locations. The systems cost the county absolutely nothing.

California prepares for summer sans San Onofre

Utility officials urge conservation as the state prepares for a summer without the San Onofre nuclear station's electricity supply.

Kelly Thomas case: Fullerton cops' arraignment postponed

The arraignment for two Fullerton police officers charged in connection with the death of a homeless, mentally-ill transient was continued until July 13.

Eelgrass planting to restore Upper Newport Bay estuary

About 5 percent of the original coastal wetlands remain along California’s coast — and the Newport Bay Estuary in Orange County is one of those areas.

Costa Mesa City Council doesn’t like idea of 405 toll lane

A plan to expand a portion of the 405 in Orange County is getting a mixed reception so far. Costa Mesa has already taken a stand against one construction scenario.

SoCal Edison following up on San Onofre report

Southern California Edison says it’s continuing to analyze test results on 60,000 steam generator tubes at the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

Backup power in place for offline San Onofre nuke plant

Backup power plans have been put into action to make up for the sidelined San Onofre nuclear power plant, include a gas-fired plant in Huntington Beach.

Restart plans for San Onofre to be completed by end of July

Southern California Edison said it will submit restart plans for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) by the end of July.