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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

Residents give Anaheim advice on hiring new police chief

A special community meeting at Anaheim City Hall seeks residents’ advice on the hiring of a permanent police chief.

NRC sets Carlsbad meeting to talk San Onofre nuke plant decommissioning

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday set a public meeting Sept. 26 in Carlsbad to talk about the decommissioning process for the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

Coastal Commission levies fines, orders wetlands restoration

The California Coastal Commission on Wednesday fined two property owners for developing land without a permit within the Bolsa Chica Wetlands.

Huntington Beach takes legal action to stop beach party

The City of Huntington Beach plans to ask a judge Wednesday to stop the Wet Electric Beach Party planned for Saturday at Huntington State Beach.

Update: OC supervisors report no decision on appealing rejection of rural development

The Orange County Board of Supervisors report no decision on whether to appeal a court ruling that rejected a controversial housing development.

'The Walking Dead' meets UC Irvine in online class (video)

The popular AMC TV series will be the foundation for a UC Irvine open online course that will address society, science and survival.

Trial date pushed to 2014 for accused in salon mass killing

A Superior Court judge has rescheduled until next year the trial of the man accused of committing the worst mass killing in Orange County history.

Fire watch volunteers keep an eye on Orange County parks

A volunteer fire watch program in Orange County is expanding as fire season heats up. Volunteers staff observation posts along park and wilderness area roads.

Former Fullerton cops face October trial in death of Kelly Thomas

An Orange County Superior Court Judge ruled Friday that former Fullerton police officer Joe Wolfe should face a jury trial on charges in connection with the death of Kelly Thomas.

Chevron's 2nd quarter profit is massive $5.4B, but down 26 percent

Chevron's latest quarterly profit was lower due to lower oil prices and maintenance work at some refineries, the California-based company said.

MAP: Gas prices drop in California but remain above $4 a gallon

Gasoline prices are dropping in Southern California Thursday but the average price for a gallon of self-serve regular remains at $4 or higher in most counties.

Media to tour Arizona site of 19 firefighters' deaths

Video, photos and journalist observations will soon be available of the site where 19 firefighters died while battling an Arizona wildfire.

Mountain Fire: Firefighters get upper hand on Idyllwild wildfire

Mountain Fire: Fire crews reduced as wildfire is 68 percent contained at 27,000 acres Monday.

Six arrested in San Bernardino after smashing windows; 'Bash Mob' expected in Long Beach

Police say a mob of young people smashed windows and threw rocks and bottles in San Bernardino, resulting in at least six arrests. Police in Long Beach warned Friday about a 'Bash Mob.'

Mountain Fire: Riverside County declares emergency; cause probed (photos)

Evacuation orders remain in effect for the town of Idyllwild Thursday night as the Mountain Fire surged to 22,800 acres and began burning toward towns.