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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

Huntington Beach desalination plant gets staff OK, with conditions

The California Coastal Commission staff is recommending approval for a proposed desalination plant in Huntington Beach, but with conditions.

Plastic grocery bag ban starts Nov. 1 in Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach is the latest city in California to ban single-use plastic grocery bags to encourage the use of reusable bags.

Idea of adding toll lanes on I-405 in Orange County back on the map

An Orange County transportation agency is considering adding toll lanes on a stretch of the I-405 Freeway as a way to relieve congestion.

Trial date now Dec. 2 for ex-Fullerton cops charged in beating of Kelly Thomas

Trial is scheduled December 2 for two ex-Fullerton police officers charged in connection with the 2011 beating death of Kelly Thomas, a mentally ill homeless man.

Slow, steady economic growth forecast for US, Southern California in 2014

Cal State Fullerton economists said Thursday they expect slow, but gradual economic growth in the U.S. and Southern California through early 2014.

Orange County's rural canyon residents fight development

One of the last open spaces in Orange County is under development pressure. Residents of the county's "canyon lands" have banded together to preserve the rural character of the area.

Trial set for ex-Fullerton cops in Kelly Thomas case

Two former Fullerton Police Department officers face a November 18 trial in connection with the beating death of Kelly Thomas, a homeless, mentally-ill man.

Anaheim maps city council districts as legal challenge continues

Anaheim holds meetings to map districts for its new city council hybrid election system even as a trial challenging the system is set for March 2014.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission furloughs staff Thursday

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission furloughed most of its staff Thursday due to the federal government shutdown. Nuclear plant inspectors are still on the job, including at the San Onofre generating station.

US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach: Back in 2014?

The producer of the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach will talk to the city's Downtown Task Force Thursday about the future of the event.

Tustin blimp hangar roof collapses, damages experimental airship (Updated)

The cause of the roof collapse was not known, but debris was believed to have fallen on the $35 million experimental airship, which is more than 200 feet long.

Shutdown: NRC cancels meetings on San Onofre nuclear waste storage

Cancellation of the public meetings is related to the ongoing shutdown of the federal government in a congressional standoff over Obamacare.

San Onofre outage, shutdown costs focus of San Diego hearings

The CPUC holds public hearings Tuesday in San Diego as part of the agency's investigation into whether ratepayers are due rebates due to the San Onofre nuclear plant shutdown.

Trial date set for ex-cops in beating death of homeless man (graphic image)

An Orange County judge Monday set a November trial date for two ex-Fullerton police officers in the beating death of Kelly Thomas.

San Onofre: NRC lays out nuclear decommissioning plan for public

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said at its first public information meeting on the closing of the San Onofre nuclear plant the process could take decades.