Mike Roe Digital News Producer

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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

Vigil at LA City Hall following attack on Armenians in Azerbaijan

Elected officials and Armenian-American community leaders were set to hold a candlelight vigil Tuesday night following a recent attack on Armenians in Azerbaijan.

Pasadena police shoot suspect following traffic stop

A traffic stop near Los Robles Avenue and Buckeye Street led to a chase on foot. Police shot the suspect, who was then transported to a local hospital.

Uber settles for $10 million over background check statements

Uber agreed to a $25 million settlement over allegedly misleading the public about background checks of its drivers, though it admitted no wrongdoing.

President Obama in LA — Here are the areas to avoid

Traffic tie-ups should be less than previous visits as Obama's set to land after rush hour Thursday and depart mid-day Friday, but there may still be traffic — find out where to avoid here.

All the April Fools' jokes you might've fallen for

Are Dodger Dogs going to be rationed? Did a Gmail extension prevent email from being received? On this day of pranks and hoaxes, we separate fact from fake news.

Get ready to shell out for Rams season tickets

They'll cost from $360 to $2,025 — but they're only available to the 56,000 fans who have already put down deposits.

UC Irvine announces e-sports program including a gaming 'arena'

Colleges build new sports arenas regularly, but it's a lot less common to see video gaming arenas. UC Irvine is creating one as part of an e-sports program this fall.

Disney's D23 Expo's new dates put it back-to-back with Comic-Con

The biggest impact fans may feel: more Marvel and Star Wars news at D23 Expo, and less of it at Comic-Con. This comes while L.A. tries to get Comic-Con to move north.

LA's broken sidewalks to get fixed — over the next 30 years

The plan was unanimously approved by the L.A. City Council. It calls for the city to spend about $30 million a year over the next three decades to make initial repairs.

Southbound I-710 will close all but 1 lane this weekend

The a 55-hour closure of all except for the far left lane between the 10 Freeway and State Route 60 starts Friday night at 10 p.m., with plans to reopen Monday morning.

Can California's high-speed rail system sustain itself?

The California state legislature's non-partisan budget analyst released a report Thursday citing two potential problems with the project's funding.

Feds file antitrust suit against Tribune buying OC Register

Tribune, the L.A. Times' parent company, has agreed to pay $56 million. The Justice Department followed this with an antitrust lawsuit, saying it would be a monopoly.

Fabio is now an American citizen

Turn down the lights and light some celebratory candles — male model/butter-substitute spokesperson Fabio became a U.S. citizen on Wednesday in downtown L.A.

WonderCon, Comic-Con's 'little brother,' comes to LA for the first time

Mike Roe gives us the "Roedown" on all you need to know about WonderCon, March 25-27 — and how some think it's an audition for L.A. to woo San Diego Comic-Con.

'The Walking Dead' rise in Universal Studios Hollywood attraction

A permanent "The Walking Dead" attraction is coming this summer, following three years of seasonal "Walking Dead" mazes as part of the annual Halloween Horror Nights.