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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AUGUSTA, Maine - State forestry officials say that this year's infestation of the noxious invasive insect known as the browntail moth caterpillar is going to be worse than last year.

Maine Forest Service entomologist Charlene Donahue says winter surveys of webs in the tops of trees, such as oak and apple, show that browntail moth numbers are up, although biologists aren't sure why.

WASHINGTON - Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins took to the Senate floor today to advocate for reauthorization of Trade Adjustment Assistance. The federal program, which provides job training and other assistance for workers whose jobs were lost due to increased foreign competition, expired at the end of last year. Collins said it should be renewed.

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine - Wear life jackets, let someone know what your boating plans are and don't drink and boat. 

Those are among the boating safety tips issued by the Maine Marine Patrol, Maine Warden Service and U.S. Coast Guard Tuesday, as the state heads into the Memorial Day weekend.

On a holiday that's typically busy for boating, officials are urging people to pay extra attention to boating safety and, in particular, to always wear life jackets.

WASHINGTON - Funding for Amtrak was up for discussion today in Congress, only hours after the deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia.

The U.S. House Appropriations Committee considered a bill to fund the passenger rail service. Republicans have proposed cutting Amtrak money to less than half that requested by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree opposes the cuts. The 1st District Democrat told fellow committee members that, whether there had been an accident last night or not, restoring funding to Amtrak is the right thing to do.

PORTLAND, Maine - Health practitioners, athletic trainers and others involved with sports are learning more and more about concussions. Symptoms that would have been ignored not that long ago could now lead to an athlete being removed from a game or practice and monitored for days or weeks.   

Despite that, experts say there's little data about student concussions in Maine.  The six-year-old Maine Concussion Management Initiative based at Colby College is trying to change that with an outreach effort called the "Hit Program."