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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: 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.

Orange County's toll roads moving to cash-free collection in 2014

The cash collection booths on toll roads in Orange County are going away in mid-2014 as an all-electronic billing system is rolled out.

Refunds proposed for utility customers after San Onofre nuke plant shutdown

Customers of Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas and Electric could see refunds in their utility bills starting in 2014 due to the San Onofre nuclear plant closure.

Jury selection begins in Kelly Thomas beating death case

Two former Fullerton Police Department officers are charged in connection with the beating death of a mentally ill, homeless man.

Huntington Beach desalination plant gets no decision (Update)

After eight hours of discussion and testimony, California Coastal Commissioners did not make a decision on a proposed Huntington Beach desalination plant. The company then withdrew the application and said it would conduct more studies.

Hundreds turn out for coastal commission meeting on desalination plan

Opponents say a proposed desalination plant would further harm the marine ecosystem off Huntington Beach.

Company urges coastal commission to ignore staff on desalination plan

A California state agency Wednesday considers a controversial proposal to build a desalination plant in Huntington Beach.

Irvine city council considers scaled-back Great Park proposal

The Irvine city council on Tuesday considers a proposal to allow more home construction in exchange for getting a portion of the Great Park built.

State agency considers controversial Huntington Beach desalination plant

The California Coastal Commission on Wednesday considers a permit application for a proposed desalination plant in Huntington Beach that opponents say isn't needed.

OC transport officials delay vote on proposed I-405 toll lanes

Many cities along I-405 in Orange County oppose plans to add toll lanes to the highway.

LAX Shooting: Suspected shooter Ciancia could face death penalty

The official complaint by the federal government against suspected shooter Paul Anthony Ciancia was filed Saturday in U.S. District Court in California. He could face the death penalty for killing TSA agent Gerardo Hernandez, pictured above.

Conditional approval of Huntington Beach desalination plant may doom project

The conditional approval of a proposed desalination plant in Huntington Beach by coastal agency staff may kill the project.