Mike Roe Digital News Producer

Mike Roe
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Mike Roe is a digital news producer for Southern California Public Radio, as well as covering pop culture online and on air. He's covered events like Comic-Con and E3, as well as breaking news. He was nominated for a National Entertainment Journalism award for his pop culture coverage and created KPCC's Public Radio Bracket Madness, which received national attention.

When he's not covering the waterfront for KPCC, Mike also writes and performs with several sketch comedy groups, including the Pack Theater house team Dandy and weekly topical show Top Story Weekly. He's written several TV screenplays, including one that was a quarterfinalist for the Austin Film Festival. He's also studied sketch and improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, the Pack Theater and elsewhere.

Mike began his broadcast career at his high school radio station KMIH in Mercer Island, Washington, where he served as president and program director. From there he moved on to college and community radio, then interned in commercial radio and public television. He earned a BA in history from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and also spent time studying communications, music and religion.


Stories by Mike Roe

Los Angeles cracks down on illegal pharmacies

The city of Los Angeles announced a crackdown on illegal pharmacies Monday. Undercover investigators found one unlicensed pharmacy in Pacoima allegedly selling counterfeit medicines.

Why the 'Kingdom Hearts' video games are getting a concert tour

The "Kingdom Hearts" Disney role playing video game series comes to life this weekend at the Dolby Theatre, with a series of three concerts beginning Saturday.

California, 2 more states form climate pact in wake of US withdrawal

The governors of California, New York and Washington announced the formation of the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition of states that will adhere to the tenets of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Memorial Day: 5 videos and 15 songs to kick off summer

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer. We want to help you feel those vibes with videos and music as warm and melancholy as a sunset on the beach.

WhedonCon: A 3-day celebration of Buffy and the rest of Joss's universe

There are few behind-the-scenes pop culture figures that inspire the fervent fan devotion that Joss Whedon does.

Quiz: Do you know how to drive safely around large trucks?

It’s frequently the actions of the car driver, not the truck, that cause the most serious collisions. Test your knowledge about driving around big trucks.

3 dead, 1 wounded after San Bernardino school shooting

A female teacher is dead and two students wounded after a shooting in a classroom at North Park Elementary, in what is believed to be a murder-suicide, officials said.

How 'Logan' made an effects-heavy movie that feels real

Last month's gritty superhero hit "Logan" offered a grounded take on the superhero, but it still began with high-tech previsualization used to lay out the film's complex stunts and subtle special effects.

'Prison Break' cast, crew talks their latest escape — 12 years later

Twelve years since the show debuted, the relationship between the show's two leads — Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell — continue to be the show's heart in a new reboot.

Christopher Daniels fights for honor on Wrestlemania weekend

Ring Of Honor is an upstart wrestling company holding its own major show outside the world of WWE and Wrestlemania, featuring their champion, Palmdale's Christopher Daniels.

PaleyFest LA: TV fans get face time with their favorites

The chance to get up close with the creators and stars of your favorite shows kicks off Friday night as hordes of TV fans descend on Hollywood's Dolby Theatre for a "The Walking Dead" screening and panel.

'James Cameron's Titanic': The unauthorized comedy version of a classic

The 1997 film "Titanic" is a beloved tearfest — but what if it wasn't? "James Cameron's Titanic" offers a different point of view on the events of the movie, written as a comedy.

'Join The Resistance': The Star Wars book that's also a variety show

What if "The Goonies" were in the Star Wars universe? That's the idea behind the new book "Star Wars: Join The Resistance" by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker.

LA Rams tap fans to choose final uniform design

The Los Angeles Rams are making changes to their uniforms, featuring a modern blue-and-white scheme. They asked fans to choose between two final designs, and the results are in.

LA Sheriff's sends cease and desist over 'eviction notice' mailer

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department issued a cease and desist letter Friday over a Yes On S political campaign mailer designed to look like a Sheriff's Department eviction notice.