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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PORTLAND, Maine - More than 1 million vehicles are expected to travel the Maine Turnpike during the four day Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Turnpike spokesperson Erin Courtney says that's an increase of 4.5 percent from last Independence Day. She says Fridsay is expected to be the busiest day of this holiday weekend.

"And we're expecting over 315,000 vehicles to be traveling the turnpike that day, with the next busiest day being Sunday," Courtney says.

PARKMAN, Maine - Maine State Police say they believe the 38-year-old Parkman man wanted in connection with the killing of his ex-girlfriend in early June has been breaking into camps and taking clothing and food, as well as fishing and hunting supplies.

Robert Burton has eluded authorities for nearly a month since Stephanie Gebo was found dead in her Parkman home June 5. State Police Chief Col. Robert Williams is advising people coming to the area to open up their camps to look for signs the buildings have been broken into.

PORTLAND, Maine - Visitors to Maine over the next couple of days could see some Maine Forest Service rangers at key locations. The rangers will be on the lookout for firewood visitors might attempt to bring in to the state because it could carry some destructive invasive insects.

For several years, the Forest Service switched out visitors' imported firewood for homegrown wood, and embarked on an education campaign about the dangers posed by invasive insects. This year, rangers will simply take the illegal firewood and dispose of it properly.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Department of Labor has received more than $1 million in federal money to support a joint initiative to document the relationship between higher education and workers' earnings.

Under the Workforce Data Quality Initiative, the DOL is marrying information about the degrees and certificates students obtain with aggregate data about the salaries students earn after getting a job here in Maine.

UNITY, Maine - The president of Unity College has announced that he intends to retire from that position effective Dec. 31.

College spokesman Bob Mentzinger says Dr. Stephen Mulkey wants to concentrate on some of his research interests, including studies of ecosystems and climate change.

Mentzinger says the board, along with the other Unity stakeholders, will be conducting a search for a new president to carry on the school's trajectory.