Ed Morin

News Producer

Ed is a Maine native who spent his early childhood in Livermore Falls before moving to Farmington. He graduated from Mount Blue High School in 1970 before going to the University of Maine at Orono where he received his B.A. in speech in 1974 with a broadcast concentration. It was during that time that he first became involved with Public Broadcasting. He served as an intern for what was then called MPBN TV and also did volunteer work for MPBN Radio.

After doing post-graduate work at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., Ed took a full time job with the Maine Public Broadcasting Network in 1979 and has been with the company ever since. Ed works primarily as a news producer although over the years he has produced a number of TV arts and public affairs programs as well as many radio arts and music programs. For many years Ed was the principal producer of Maine Stage. These days he is heard primarily as producer of Midday as well as Maine Things Considered newscast producer.

Ed counts among his passions music, sports and family, not necessarily in that order. He sort of plays piano and guitar and has done a good deal of singing. He is an enthusiastic figure skater.

Ed and his wife live in Portland and have four grown boys.

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A dozen more acute care adult psychiatric beds are being opened in southern Maine with funding support from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

Spring Harbor in Westbrook says it requested the funding so that it could reopen what had been a children’s unit that closed in 2009.

“Any adult beds at Spring Harbor are available for treating those experiencing mental illness or co-occurring disorders, which is mental illness and substance abuse,” says Amy Safford, spokesperson for Spring Harbor’s parent organization, Maine Behavioral Healtcare.

PORTLAND, Maine - Producers of Maine farmed Atlantic salmon have received a "Good Alternative" rating from a California-based organization that evaluates the ecological sustainability of wild caught and farmed seafood commonly found in the U.S. marketplace.  

This is first time the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program has awarded that rating to salmon raised in offshore pens in North America.

PORTLAND, Maine - Federal fisheries regulators are reminding people to stay away from gray seal pups they might see this time of year on islands and shorelines in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.  

December through February is birthing time for the region's gray seals.  NOAA Fisheries spokesperson Jennifer Goebel says the pups are born with a white, fluffy coat and nurse for 16 to 17 days. She says it's not unusual to see a mother and pup - or a lone pup - on a beach.  

WASHINGTON - Federal fisheries regulators have announced proposed rules to combat fraudulent marketing of seafood.   The program seeks to trace the origins of imported seafood by setting up reporting and filing procedures for products entering U.S. commerce.

BAR HARBOR, Maine - The number of visitors to Acadia National Park last year was the highest in 20 years. 

Management assistant John Kelly says the park had a total 2.81 million visits in 2015.  Kelly says it's a little hard to say why visits fluctuate,  but he says officials are promoting Acadia heavily in it centennial year.