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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

Bouncer claims false call led police to Kelly Thomas

Former nightclub bouncer Michael Reeves says he heard the phone call that led to Fullerton police confronting Kelly Thomas last July — and that the report was bogus.

Huge Anaheim job fair takes place Wednesday

The city of Anaheim wants to match job seekers with steady work at an event it’s hosting at the Anaheim Convention Center on Wednesday.

Pledge to leave the car at home, get a free bus ride in OC

An anniversary date in Orange County means free bus rides next week, but anyone wanting to catch a free ride must pledge to leave their cars at home.

Orange County's whale watching season gets a slow start

In Orange County, some boats are starting to see blue whales, but it’s a slower start to see the mammals so far this year.

Power outages possible without San Onofre this summer

Utility officials say that with the San Onofre nuclear plant offline, power outages are possible in Southern California this summer.

Anti-nuke groups welcome summer shutdown of San Onofre

Southern California Edison said Thursday the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station will be offline through the summer.

Crystal Cathedral Ministries to make exodus to new campus

Crystal Cathedral ministry swaps congregations with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, who paid $57 million last year for the Cathedral campus.

New study finds immigration decreases crime in Southland

A new study of Southern California trends to be released next week shows immigration has meant less crime and stable home values in the region.

After death of schizophrenic homeless man, Fullerton recall sweeps out 3 from city council

Out are council members Don Bankhead, F. Richard Jones and Pat McKinley. Bankhead and McKinley had two years left on their terms.

Hundreds gather in LA to view Venus cross the sun

Across the Southland, gawkers gathered Tuesday afternoon to witness Venus move like a small black dot across the face of the sun.

Coming up: Once-in-a-century chance to see Venus cross the sun

It's a spectacle that won't repeat for another 105 years: the sight of Venus slowly inching across the face of the sun on Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m.

Prostitution a major kink at Huntington Beach massage parlors

Huntington Beach on Monday will consider cutting the number of massage operators by more than half.

OC's Great Park can't use taxes for funding

State officials say the proposed Orange County Great Park cannot use nearly $1.5 billion in state tax revenues to fund the metropolitan park.

Anti-nuke activists: Lax safety at San Onofre nuclear plant

Anti-nuclear groups in San Clemente want the federal Nuclear Regulatory Agency to answer questions about earthquake safety at the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

Orange County mail-in ballots slowly trickle in

Nearly half of Orange County’s registered voters send their ballots in by mail, but so far the registrar has only received 115,000 of 680,000 ballots sent out.