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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

PHOTOS: Black Forest Fire most destructive in Colorado history

Residents of 1,000 homes in Colorado Springs were being evacuated Thursday because of a wildfire that's already destroyed at least 360 houses.

Fixed US mortgage rates rise for 6th straight week

Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on a 30-year home mortgage loan increased to 3.98 percent, the highest since April 2012.

Hathaway Fire in Riverside County grows to 3,326 acres

More than 1,400 firefighters are battling the blaze, which ignited on Sunday.

Labor Dept: US unemployment applications fell last week

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 12,000 last week, a hopeful sign that steady job gains will continue.

US retail spending increased slightly in May

Americans stepped up spending at retail businesses in May at the best pace in three months, fueled by more car purchases.

Norway gives companies licenses to drill for oil, gas in Arctic

Norway has given companies new licenses to explore and drill for oil and gas off its coast, mainly in the Barents Sea in the Arctic region.

NSA leaker Snowden says he's not avoiding justice (poll)

Former CIA employee Christopher Snowden, who leaked top-secret information about U.S. surveillance programs, said Wednesday he's not hiding from justice.

Crews make headway on 2,900-acre Hathaway Fire in Riverside County

More than 1,300 firefighters Wednesday are working to contain the 2,900 acre Hathaway Fire in Riverside County. The fire, burning in rugged terrain, is 30 percent contained.

Snowden fired as Senator Wyden calls for hearings on NSA programs

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden Tuesday called for hearings on National Security Agency surveillance programs and wants the government to declassify opinions of a secret court that authorizes the surveillance.

Booz Allen says it's fired Snowden after NSA leak

Government contractor Booz Allen Hamilton says it's fired Edward Snowden, the employee who leaked details of a secret National Security Agency surveillance program.

Dole Food's CEO makes $1 billion buyout move

Dole Food's Chairman and CEO David Murdock and his family are offering to buy the business with a bid that values the entire company at approximately $1.07 billion.

UPDATE: Vigil held for victims of Santa Monica shooting

Court records show the mother of John Zawahri, who fatally shot five people last week, once sought a restraining order against her husband.

Hathaway Fire in Riverside County has burned 2.5 square miles

Fire officials say the Hathaway Fire in Riverside County has burned 1,500 acres and is 15 percent contained. The fire started Sunday in a remote area.

S&P upgrades US long-term debt to 'Stable'

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services upgraded its outlook Monday for the U.S. government's long-term debt to 'Stable' from 'Negative.'

Labor Department: US employers added 175K jobs in May

The Labor Department reports U.S. employers added 175,000 jobs in May, a figure that shows steady hiring but is below the more robust pace from the fall and winter.