Ed Joyce Orange County Reporter

Generic Staff Headshot Avatar
Contact Ed Joyce

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

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.

Kelly Thomas Trial: DA makes final appeal, jurors begin deliberations (updated)

Orange County's district attorney tells jurors the former officers on trial for the death of Kelly Thomas exceeded their authority and used excessive force.

Kelly Thomas Trial: Defense tells jury to analyze case 'without the emotion'

Defense attorney says doctors in the death of Kelly Thomas offered multiple, conflicting 'theories' as to what lead to the homeless man's death.

Kelly Thomas Trial: Defense continues closing argument

Defense attorney says Kelly Thomas was a violent man and defendants acted appropriately during altercation.

Kelly Thomas Trial: Prosecution seeks to refute cause of death claim [Update]

On Monday, a cardiologist testified Kelly Thomas did not die from a heart attack as defense experts have asserted.

Kelly Thomas trial: Defense calls Thomas' mother (updated)

Defense attorneys are trying to establish that Kelly Thomas had a history of violence leading up to his fatal altercation with police officers in 2011.

Kelly Thomas Trial: Prosecutors rest case in beating death

Orange County prosecutors called 11 witnesses to the stand to testify against Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli in the death of Kelly Thomas.

Kelly Thomas Trial update: Doctor testifies Thomas was in 'critical' condition at hospital

Chief of trauma at UCI Medical Center testifies Thomas' blood pressure and heart rate were critically low following altercation with officers

Kelly Thomas trial update: Defendant's verbal strategy to control Thomas comes under scrutiny

Attorneys spar over whether it was appropriate for defendant to threaten Thomas with force

Kelly Thomas Trial: Examiner says bruises show 'compression'

A medical examiner has testified she needed more information following autopsy to determine how Kelly Thomas died.

Kelly Thomas trial: Thomas' heart stopped following beating

A paramedic says Kelly Thomas was revived with CPR, but that he didn't regain consciousness on the way to the hospital.

Kelly Thomas trial: Prosecution walks jury through beating video

Security video shows the altercation between Kelly Thomas and Fullerton police officers. Some courtroom spectators break into tears.