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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

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.

Kelly Thomas trial: Thomas made 'bad, violent choices,' defense says (video)

The defense on Monday challenged the prosecutor's contention that Thomas was not a threat the night of his fateful confrontation with Fullerton police.

Kelly Thomas' death brings change, awareness of OC homeless

Fullerton and Orange County focus on improving homeless services in the wake of the beating death of a mentally ill homeless man.

Irvine City Council approves scaled-down Great Park

Plans call for developing little more than half of the 1300-acre park.

Irvine City Council considers Great Park proposal again

The Irvine City Council Tuesday is expected to consider a development proposal for the Great Park. The council failed to vote on the proposal at its last meeting.