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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

Kim Pham beating: Police identify 3rd 'person of interest' (updated)

Santa Ana police say a third woman sought for questioning in the fatal beating of Kim Pham has been identified and investigators are arranging to interview her.

Kim Pham beating: 2 face Thursday hearing on murder charges

Two women from Santa Ana face a pre-trial hearing Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in connection with the fatal beating of Kim Pham outside a Santa Ana nightclub.

Orange County to develop land next to Irvine's Great Park

Orange County Supervisors Tuesday approved a deal to develop 100 acres of land on the former El Toro Marine airbase in Irvine adjacent to the Great Park.

Kim Pham beating: 2nd woman charged, pleads not guilty

Candace Marie Brito, 27, of Santa Ana, has pleaded not guilty to one felony count of murder in connection with the death of 23-year-old Kim Pham outside a nightclub.

Beach bonfire bill blazes through Calif. Assembly

Bill intends to preserve the 'iconic" bonfires on Los Angeles and Orange County beaches. The issue now goes to the state senate.

Kim Pham beating: Autopsy complete; reward offered (update)

A coroner's autopsy shows a woman who was beaten outside a nightclub died as a result of "complications from blunt force trauma to the head," Santa Ana police said.

Huntington Beach rejects ban on Styrofoam food containers

The city council voted 4-3 Tuesday to reject an ordinance that would have prohibited food vendors, including restaurants from using polystyrene containers.

Huntington Beach City Council considers ban on Styrofoam takeout food containers

The Huntington Beach City Council Tuesday is considering an ordinance that would ban expanded polystyrene take-out food containers.

Orange County struggles to fill Grand Jury

For the second year, the Superior Court in Orange County is struggling to get residents to serve on its Grand Jury.

Cheap goods, bad air exported to U.S. from China

A new study from UC Irvine and Chinese scientists shows China is exporting air pollution to the U.S. west coast along with inexpensive goods.

Salon Meritage Killings: Dekraai moves closer to trial

The man charged in the worst mass killing in Orange County history is due in court Friday for a pre-trial hearing. Scott Dekraai faces the death penalty in the October 2011 shooting at Salon Meritage.

Anaheim community workshop Tuesday on stadium negotiations with Angels

The city of Anaheim is hosting a community workshop Tuesday to talk about the on-going Angel Stadium lease negotiations with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Kelly Thomas Trial (updated): Former cops found not guilty in beating case

Jurors acquitted two Fullerton police officers of charges in the death of mentally ill homeless man Kelly Thomas after deliberating less than two days.

Orange County DA wants hearing after sex offender ban tossed out

The Orange County District Attorney will ask the Calif. Supreme Court for hearing after ruling said county's law banning sex offenders from parks and beaches was illegal.

Kelly Thomas Trial: Proving excessive force is hard, experts say

It could take days for the jury to reach a verdict in the trial of two former Fullerton police officers charged with beating Kelly Thomas to death.