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

Firefighters reach 25 percent containment on Mount Wilson fire

The blaze was initially estimated at around 5 acres, but it steadily expanded as flames chewed through dry brush, reaching 30 acres.

Canyon Fire 2: All remaining evacuations, road closures lifted

The fire has burned through 8,000 acres in Orange County, destroying 15 structures and damaging 12 more, according to the latest information from incident command.

Las Vegas shooting: Riverside County reaching out to those directly affected

Mental health community meetings are being offered in Riverside County on Wednesday evening in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting.

Canyon Fire 2: Most evacuations lifted, though fire continues to burn

Most of the evacuations in Anaheim and the surrounding area have been lifted. Anaheim, Orange and Tustin residents were allowed to return to evacuated homes this evening, according to Anaheim Fire and Rescue.

6,000-acre brush fire burns at least 24 homes

A brush fire that started Monday morning near Coal Canyon and the 91 Freeway quickly scorched thousands of acres, fueled by winds. Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued.

California becomes 'sanctuary state' as Gov. Brown signs bill

The law places sharp limits on how state and local law enforcement agencies can comply with federal immigration authorities. That puts California in conflict with President Trump.

Southern California victims of the Las Vegas shooting

The local victims include a Simi Valley school office manager, a Manhattan Beach special education teacher and a Manhattan Beach civilian police employee.

Las Vegas updates: Shooting timeline released by sheriff

The sheriff gave a timeline of the shooting Wednesday. The first shots began at 10:05 p.m. Sunday and ended 10 minutes later.

Rock legend Tom Petty dies; sold 80 million records

Rock musician Tom Petty has died, according to a statement issued by his longtime manager on behalf of the family. Petty was 66.

Las Vegas Strip shooting: At least 59 dead, more than 500 injured

A stream of gunfire rained down on a country music concert attended by thousands of people Sunday night. Hundreds of people were transported to local hospitals in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Burbank's mayor announces he has stage 4 liver cancer

A transplant or traditional chemotherapy are not viable options, Rogers said, but he noted that he was participating in drug trials and immunotherapy.

Play Emmys 2017 bingo: Printable cards for you to play along

The Emmys are this Sunday night, honoring the greatest achievements in television. What crazy things are going to happen? Play along and print your own Emmys 2017 bingo card right here.

How to buy the new iPhones Apple just announced

Apple announced their new set of iPhones on Tuesday morning — the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. Here's where and how you can buy one.

La Tuna Fire, one of the largest in LA history, burns thousands of acres

The La Tuna Fire continues to burn near Burbank, Glendale and Sun Valley, scorching at least 5,800 acres of brush. The fire was about 10% contained, authorities said late Saturday.

8,270 Boyle Heights homes lose power during heat wave

The area is expected to have its power restored by midnight, but it comes amidst a heat wave sweeping through the region.