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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Maine State Police are investigating a domestic violence homicide, the first murder of the year.

A Maine game warden will pay a $300 fine after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge after an off-duty incident at a Bangor concert last summer.

NASA

Maine astronaut Jessica Meir is scheduled to take two spacewalks over the next couple of weeks to upgrade batteries that store power generated by International Space Station solar arrays.

Patty Wight / Maine Public File

The Maine Principals' Association (MPA) has decided to suspend championship playoffs in its sanctioned Unified basketball program that combines non-varsity players and students with developmental disabilities. There are concerns there is too much emphasis on competition during the playoffs, which takes away from the "feel-good" nature of the regular season.

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The number of pedestrian deaths in Maine rose last year to 17 — a figure nearly three times the number in 2018, but in line with previous years, according to the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety.

After more than 60 years in business, Cole Farms Restaurant and Pub in Gray has announced that it will be closing in two weeks.

After more than 60 years in business, Cole Farms Restaurant and Pub in Gray has announced that it will be closing in two weeks.

Concerns are being raised about future work at Bath Iron Works.

Maine securities officials have released their list of the top five investment products or schemes likely to trap Maine investors in 2020.

For the second year in a row, Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast has been recognized as one of the nation’s top rural hospitals.

Jennifer Mitchell / Maine Public

Sharon Carrillo has been found guilty of depraved indifference murder in the beating death of her 10-year-old daughter, Marissa Kennedy.

The jury of eight men and four women deliberated about 4 1/2 hours. Carrillo cried as the verdict was read.

Carrillo faces 25 years to life in prison, and her sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 7.

Carrillo’s attorney Chris MacLean expressed disappointment with the verdict handed down in Waldo County Superior Court in Belfast. He says his client intends to fight for the lowest possible sentence.

Two Bridges Regional Jail

Maine State Police have charged a Freeport man with murder in connection with the random stabbing death of 82-year-old James Pearson. The retired teacher and Christmas tree farmer was killed in the front yard of his home in Scarborough on Sunday.

Ed Morin / Maine Public

Dozens of people gathered in Portland's First Parish Church Monday night to protest gun violence.  As young members of the multicultural chorus Pihcintu sang, slides of gun violence victims were shown.

The Maine Public Utilities Commission announced Friday that it will conclude both its investigation into Central Maine Power’s (CMP) metering and billing practices and its deliberations of the company’s proposed rate changes by the end of January.

Maine State Police seized six tractor trailer trucks Friday, all owned by the same company, for allegedly failing to pay $75,000 in tolls over the past three years to the Maine Turnpike Authority.

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