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 BA 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, DC, 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 sons.

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Portland's Mayor and several city councilors are denouncing violent acts against Portland Police officers.

Ed Morin / Maine Public

Portland police say they have recovered the handgun they believe was used to fire several shots into the department’s parking garage late Sunday night.

The city of Portland is making half a million dollars in CARES Act funds available to help Portland renters affected by COVID-19.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public File

Bath Iron Works says it plans to bring in more subcontractors to avoid falling further behind on production during a strike.

Linda Coan O'Kresik / Bangor Daily News

Maine colleges and universities are announcing their plans for the fall as COVID-19 continues to alter campus life and instruction.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

After more than three decades on the job, the man who has served as spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety heads into retirement on Tuesday.

The University of Maine System Board of Trustees has conditionally approved a $559 million spending plan for Fiscal Year 2021.

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Leaders in Maine's minority communities are calling on Gov. Janet Mills and her administration to do more to protect people of color during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following a directive by the Portland City Council, Portland Police and the city manager have released a report on the police response to a large, June 1 protest that ran into the early morning of the following day. The protest followed the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. It was one of a half-dozen largely peaceful protests that took place in the city during that time.

Maine's current dry spell is being felt widely by farmers in the state. Maine Agriculture Bureau Director Nancy McBrady says that growers without irrigation, who as of 2017 make up about 80 percent of industry in the state, are getting concerned.

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A request by Hancock County Sheriff Scott Kane to purchase riot gear for his agency drew public opposition during a virtual meeting of the county commissioners on Tuesday.

Caitlin Troutman / Maine Public file

The Mills administration is continuing to relax restrictions on businesses across the state imposed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a nationwide waiver that will allow schools and other meal sites to continue to serve all Maine children 18 and younger for the rest of the summer.

Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey says he is prioritizing a review of a case from 2007 in which a former Waldoboro police officer was found to have been legally justified when he shot an 18-year-old following a traffic stop. 

Calling it a pervasive blight on our constitutional republic and the world at large, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court has issued a statement decrying racism and other forms of bias.

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