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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

Malfunctioning sensor adds to problems at San Onofre

The operators of the San Onofre nuclear power plant have told federal regulators they're looking into problems with a potentially malfunctioning vibration sensor.

Two Orange County cities have bag bans, others considering

As LA takes steps toward banning single-use plastic bags, some cities in Orange County have recently adopted ordinances banning the bags.

Anti-nuke groups gather to plot strategy

A coalition of anti-nuclear groups meets Sunday to plan what's next in the effort to shut down California’s two nuclear power plants.

Cop's stepfather behind reports of Fullerton PD's intent to fire officers

Two officers face criminal charges from their part in a struggle with Kelly Thomas, a mentally ill homeless man, last July at the Fullerton Transportation Center.

Officers in Thomas death sent notices including possible firing

Several news organizations say the officers involved in the beating and subsequent death of Kelly Thomas have been sent letters which could lead to their firing.

Police continue search for boys' bodies

Arraignment is scheduled Wednesday for a man accused of killing his girlfriend and two sons, although police are still searching for the boys' bodies.

Arraignment rescheduled in Kelly Thomas death case

A judge agreed Tuesday to reschedule the arraignment of two Fullerton police officers facing trial for the death of schizophrenic transient Kelly Thomas.

OC DA considers ordinance to create parks 'safety zone'

A Santa Ana City Council meeting Monday night will feature discussions about a proposed ordinance intended to protect children from registered sex offenders.

Arraignment scheduled Tuesday for officers in Kelly Thomas death

Two Fullerton police officers accused in the beating death of Kelly Thomas are scheduled for arraignment Tuesday morning in a Santa Ana courtroom.

Bosnian artists who fled ethnic conflict share their stories

An art exhibit beginning Saturday in Laguna Beach intends to show that the creative spirit of 25 Bosnian artists has survived the brutal ethnic conflict of the '90s.

Phosphorus may have made rocks catch fire, burning woman

The leg of a woman's cargo pants caught fire last Saturday after being filled with rocks she'd collected from San Onofre State Beach. She suffered third-degree burns.

Orange police continue landfill search for missing boys

Police are searching a landfill again for the remains of two young boys they believed were killed by their father. The search has moved from Brea to Irvine.

Fullerton City Council hears from beaten man Kelly Thomas' father

"I demand that Joe Wolfe be terminated immediately," Kelly Thomas's father told the council. Officer Wolfe is seen using a baton on Kelly Thomas in the now viral video of the beating.

Senator Boxer looks into San Onofre nuclear plant problems

A new report claims operating the San Onofre nuclear power plant on reduced power will not solve ongoing problems with steam generators.

Orange County budget: More stable than California's

In the midst of dramatic cuts across much of California, Orange County's budget director says that the county is actually in a strong fiscal place.