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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

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.

4 in every 10 in Orange County vote by mail

An increasing number of people in Orange County are choosing to register for permanent vote-by-mail status. If the trend continues, it could save the county money.

Orange police search Brea landfill again in vain for 2 missing boys

Police from the city of Orange searched a Brea landfill again on Thursday without finding the bodies of two young boys, allegedly killed by their father.

Petition circulates to charge all officers involved in Kelly Thomas incident

A petition campaign is underway to urge the Orange County District Attorney to charge four other Fullerton police officers involved in Thomas' death.

Fullerton police officers ordered to stand trial in Kelly Thomas death

Two officers accused of beating a mentally ill homeless man to death have been ordered to appear in court on May 22.

Final arguments at Kelly Thomas death hearing

A decision in the preliminary hearing is not likely to come Wednesday.

Kelly Thomas hearing: Court studies video, autopsy images

The second day of the preliminary hearing opened with defense attorney asking witness and trauma expert Dr. Michael Lekawa to highlight moments in the video that might have contributed to Thomas' death.

Courtroom riveted by video of Kelly Thomas beating

In a Santa Ana courtroom Monday, Orange County prosecutors played video footage of police beating a homeless man with schizophrenia.

Kelly Thomas hearing: Violent photos from beating shown

The preliminary hearing got underway on Monday, with witnesses identifying bloody photos and describing Kelly Thomas' beating death last July.

Preliminary hearings begin in Kelly Thomas case

The Fullerton police officers charged in the beating death of a mentally ill homeless man are scheduled to appear in a Santa Ana courtroom on Monday.

San Onofre nuclear plant could restart in June

The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has announced that it could be back online as early as next month, if feds approve the re-start.

Missing OC mother, kids not found in landfill

Boyfriend and father Shazer Fernando Limas is suspected of killing the three.

'I heard her take her last breath': Seal Beach salon shootings testimony unsealed

In unsealed grand jury transcripts, a hairstylist says he watched Scott Dekraai shoot two people inside Salon Meritage in Seal Beach last October.

2nd report focuses on officers' actions in Fullerton homeless man's death

The second report of a three-part review of the Fullerton police department focuses on the actions of the officers involved in Kelly Thomas' death.