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 — Almost 7 of 10 Mainers live in counties that have experienced federally declared extreme weather events over the last five years.

That's according to the environmental advocacy group Environment Maine. Using federal data, an interactive map has been put together that shows weather-related disasters over the period in Maine and across the U.S.

VEAZIE, Maine — University of Maine researchers have confirmed that, for the first time in more than a century, shortnose sturgeon have returned to historic habitat upriver of the Veazie Dam.

Before the dam was removed in 2013, the "living fossils" didn't have access to that part of the Penobscot River.

UMaine marine sciences associate professor Gayle Zydlewski says shortnose sturgeon are among the most primitive fish to inhabit the Penobscot and remain very similar to their earliest fossil forms.

Plum Creek Timber Co., which has a number of holdings in Maine, is being purchased by the Weyerhauser Co. The deal, announced yesterday, would create a $23 billion dollar company with more than 13 million acres of timberland, the largest private ownership of timberland in the U.S.

"With over 13 million acres, the company will be in a league of it's own in terms of scale, geographic diversity, market insight and operational and financial expertise," says Plum Creek CEO Rick Holley.

WASHINGTON — After years of federal review, the Keystone XL oil pipeline has been rejected.

President Barack Obama says he made the decision because the proposed project wouldn't serve U.S. national interests and would have undercut the country's global leadership on climate change.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine says the president has done the right thing.

PORTLAND, Maine — A coalition of labor organizations representing more than 4,000 working Maine people has voiced its opposition to a proposal aimed at limiting development in Portland.

Question 2 on this November's municipal ballot seeks to amend the current land use ordinance. Those in favor say the aim is to protect some of Portland's most distinctive scenic viewpoints from runaway development.