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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Pixelle Specialty Solutions has announced the layoffs of another 51 people at its paper mill in Jay.

Cable TV provider Spectrum allegedly underpaid nine towns in Cumberland County a total of more than $140,000 in franchise fee payments in 2017 and 2018. 

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

The Maine Supreme Court has determined that a people’s veto effort led by the Maine Republican Party failed to get enough qualified signatures to put a referendum on ranked-choice voting on the November ballot. The decision clears the way for the nation’s first use of ranked-choice voting in a presidential election.

Gabriella Demczuk / The New York Times via AP, Pool

Fifty years ago on Tuesday, the landmark Clean Air Act of 1970 was passed by Congress. Spearheading the measure was Democratic U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie of Maine, sometimes called the father of the modern environmental movement. Under Muskie’s guidance the Senate vote was unanimous.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared Aroostook County a Drought Disaster Area. That makes farm operators in Aroostook and its 4 contiguous counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans and other programs.

David Sharp / Associated Press file

Arguments are being heard today in a lawsuit challenging parts of Maine’s election system.

Ed Morin / Maine Public

Several hundred people gathered Sunday evening in Portland's Monument Square for a vigil honoring late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Caitlin Troutman / Maine Public

Anticipating the growing effects of climate change, the cities of Portland and South Portland have created what is being called a Joint Climate Action and Adaptation plan.

The Trump administration has lifted a 10% tariff on aluminum imported from Canada.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

A year ago Wednesday, a deadly propane explosion rocked Farmington, killing one firefighter and injuring seven other people, including six firefighters.

Fred Bever / Maine Public

Maine lobstermen will get a share of $530 million in federal relief for the U.S. Seafood industry, which has been hurt by the trade dispute with China. China, at one point, raised tariffs on American lobster to 32 percent, significantly reducing Maine's exports there.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public

After five years, and several attempts, Saddleback Mountain in Rangeley is opening again for skiing on Dec. 15.

Portland Police arrested a 33-year-old protester Monday evening for criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.

Dr. Se-Jin Lee / University of Connecticut School of Medicine via AP

Researchers at the Bar Harbor-based Jackson Laboratory say experiments involving so-called "mighty mice" conducted aboard the International Space Station earlier this year could help NASA find ways to prevent muscle and bone loss in astronauts on long space flights.

Members of labor organizations are holding a caravan in Portland this morning led by a hearse as they demand stronger pandemic response.

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