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

Anaheim man pleads not guilty to charges following Trump protest

Luis Fernando Alarcon, 19, is being charged with a felony count of vandalism over $400 and a misdemeanor charge of inciting a riot.

LA Metro offers free rides for Expo extension opening

The free rides will be available on the entire Expo Line, not just the new extension. They begin at noon May 20 and last until close of service May 21.

LA League of Conservation Voters set to hold supervisors debate

A debate for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor's 5th District is set for Wednesday night. The current supervisor, Mike Antonovich, is retiring due to term limits.

Northbound Sepulveda tunnel near LAX down to 1 lane Wednesday night

Two of three northbound lanes through the Sepulveda Tunnel near LAX are set to close overnight Wednesday, starting at 11 p.m.

Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' faces 'whitewashing' accusations

The upcoming Marvel Studios movie has faced controversy for casting "the Ancient One," a character who is Asian in the original comic, with white actress Tilda Swinton.

Song of the week: 'If I Was Your Girlfriend' by Prince

The song asks how much more open Prince and his partner could be if they were friends, not lovers. Read about what made the song special and watch Prince perform it here.

6 places to pay tribute to Prince on Thursday night in LA

Prince doesn't have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame so you'll have to find another way to pay tribute to the Purple One, who passed away Thursday morning. Here's how.

LA County coroner's office underfunded, understaffed, report says

A civil grand jury report released Thursday says that problems at the Los Angeles County coroner's office are due to underfunding.

$177 million for Exide cleanup signed into law

Legislation was signed by Gov. Brown to direct $176.6 million to help expedite and expand both testing and cleanup around the former Exide battery plant in Vernon.

LA Police Commission rules unarmed man's shooting within policy

The L.A. Police Commission ruled Tuesday that the shooting of an unarmed man on June 19 of last year was within the LAPD's policy. The vote was 4-0.

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.