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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WASHINGTON - Maine Sen. Angus King is calling on Congress to take action to deal with cybersecurity threats against the U.S.  Speaking on the Senate floor Thursday, King, an independent, said the threat of cyber attacks is heading toward the U.S. like a freight train.

King said the frequency and scope of Internet attacks have increased, but Congress isn't doing much to deal with the issue.

AUBURN, Maine - The state's largest hunger relief organization has received a $1 million grant from the Next Generation Foundation of Maine. The grant will help the Good Shepherd Food Bank increase the storage and distribution of fresh produce at its Auburn distribution center.

Good Shepherd spokesperson Clara Whitney says the organization plans to construct a 115,000-cubic-foot produce storage facility that includes multiple zones with varying temperatures and humidity levels.

WASHINGTON - Maine 2nd District Republican Congressman Bruce Poliquin is voicing support for legislation making its way through Congress that's designed to speed up the permitting process for natural gas pipelines.

GREENVILLE, Maine - The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has begun year two of a planned five-year study that seeks to provide a greater understanding of the health of Maine's moose population, in particular, factors that have an impact on survival and reproduction.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A dentist with a private practice in Augusta is heading to Belarus this spring to train pediatricians on preventing dental problems in young children.

Jonathan Shenkin, who's also a clinical associate professor at Boston University, was named a Fulbright Scholar in global and public health.

Shenkin says the grant will allow him to spend two weeks in the Eastern European country to work with a group pediatricians and provide them with the basic tools they need to educate parents about how to prevent dental problems in their children.