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

Proposed 'Six Californias' ballot measure fails to qualify for 2016

The proposed ballot measure to divide California into six different states has failed to qualify for the November 2016 ballot, not receiving enough valid signatures.

Stevie Wonder takes 'Songs in the Key of Life' on tour, but no LA date

Wonder is taking his classic double album on the road, but while the local music legend made the announcement in L.A., he has yet to announce an L.A. tour date.

Hazing involved in Cal State Northridge student's death

California State Northridge announced Friday that their investigation of a freshman's death determined hazing was involved. Read a redacted version of the report here.

Joan Rivers dead; comedian was 81

She was best known as a comedian, a television host and a red carpet critic. A longtime Manhattan resident, at the time of her death the 81-year-old Rivers lived in Malibu.

Dangerous venomous cobra loose in Thousand Oaks

The loose albino monocled cobra was last spotted near the 1300 block of Rancho Lane. The snake also bit a dog.

Caltech makes Feynman's physics lectures available for free

"The Feynman Lectures," delivered at Caltech, are now available to read for free online. You can also watch video of some of the material covered in those lectures.

Michael Jackson's 56th birthday: Listen to 56 great covers

It's late pop music legend Michael Jackson's 56th birthday, just over five years since he passed away. Listen to 56 great covers of the King of Pop and share your own.

Ezell Ford: LAPD releases names of officers involved in shooting

Civil rights activists criticized the department's decision to withhold the names of the officers for two weeks. Police say they were guarding against retaliation.

Jack Kirby: 6 things you might not know about the comics legend

He's the man who co-created classic Marvel Comics characters like Captain America and the Fantastic Four, but his decades-long career also involves Groot, the CIA and more.

Valley shootings: Los Angeles-area man is serial killer, authorities say

Hernandez has only been charged in one of the killings but Los Angeles County sheriff's Chief of Detectives Bill McSweeney says he is a serial killer.

Emmys 2014: Everything you need for your viewing party

The Emmys are airing on a Monday this year — Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. on NBC — but don't be discouraged by a weekday party. Here's everything you need to make yours a hit.

Woman shot from another car in Atwater Village

Around 6 a.m., a woman was driving northbound on the 5 Freeway when someone shot at her from behind, police said. As she attempted to exit, she was shot at again.

Sacramento hospital patient being tested for Ebola

A Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center patient was being tested for Ebola on Tuesday, according to officials.

Man shot, killed by officer in north St. Louis

A man was shot and killed by police after brandishing a knife at St. Louis police on Tuesday, according to Police Chief Sam Dotson on social media.

Nintendo responds to call for Robin Williams to be in Zelda game

Efforts have gained steam to immortalize Williams as a character in both an upcoming Zelda game and in the "World of Warcraft" online game.