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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

Edison said Thursday it blames Mitsubishi for San Onofre nuclear plant closure

Southern California Edison is seeking to hold Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems liable for defective steam generators that forced the closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

Orange County DA says Anaheim police justified in 2012 fatal shooting

Orange County prosecutors say an Anaheim police officer was legally justified when he shot and killed a 22-year-old man last year.

New Mexico's Taos Pueblo celebrates Richard Nixon's 100th birthday

A northern New Mexico American Indian tribe is scheduled to honor the late President Richard Nixon Friday for his efforts to help tribes.

SoCal gas prices hovering over $4 a gallon Wednesday (MAP)

Southern California gasoline prices continue to remain over $4 a gallon Wednesday.

2 years after violent beating of Kelly Thomas, ex-Fullerton cops face trial

It's been two years since Kelly Thomas, a mentally-ill, homeless man, was involved in a violent confrontation with Fullerton police officers. Thomas died five days later.

Record heat cracking 100 degrees expected for parts of SoCal (Map)

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for much of Southern California — and it's expected to last through Sunday.

Firefighters closer to controlling Hathaway Fire in Riverside County

Firefighters are close to controlling the Hathaway Fire in Riverside County, The fire started June 9 and is 95 percent contained after burning 3,825 acres.

California's unemployment rate hits nearly 5-year low (PDF)

The Labor Department reports that California's unemployment rate dropped in May to its lowest level in nearly five years — 8.6 percent. Read the full report here.

Fire crews battling wildfires in CA, Colorado, other states

Firefighters are battling wildfires Thursday in California, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. Evacuations in Northern California and Colorado.

Tesla Model S recall for rear seat latch issue

Tesla Model S recall for rear seat latch issue. Company said Wednesday it will pick up and return cars to owners if desired.

Hathaway Fire in Riverside County 73% contained

More than 750 firefighters are working to put out hotspots from the Hathaway Fire in Riverside County. The fire has burned 3,800 acres and is 73 percent contained.

500 homes burned by Black Forest Fire in Colo

Firefighters in Colorado Monday hope rain helps as they work to fully contain the most destructive fire in state history. The Black Forest Fire has burned 500 homes.

IMF: US economy fundamentals improving

The International Monetary Fund says the U.S. economy is on sounder footing than it was a year ago but is still restrained by spending cuts and tax increases.

Black Forest Fire destroys 379 homes, kills 2 in Colorado

Firefighters near Colorado Springs temporarily battled to a "draw" Friday with the Black Forest Fire, which has killed two people and destroyed 379 homes.

US manufacturing rises slightly in May after recent declines

The Federal Reserve reported Friday that U.S. factories barely increased their output in May after two months of declines, giving little support to the economy.