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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
A shipment of mounted animals headed to the Philippines was seized at the L.A./Long Beach port. The items seized included mounted wildebeest, zebra, baboon and more.
Mayor Eric Garcetti and other Los Angeles city officials gathered Tuesday to assert their solidarity with Israel following the recent Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
A water district official and a couple he's tied to have been charged with what the L.A. County DA's Office is calling "an elaborate embezzlement scheme."
The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak has surpassed 900 deaths across West Africa, but the risk of it spreading to the U.S. remains very low. Here's what you should know about the disease.
Morrison's new project, "The Multiversity," has been in the works for almost a decade and explores big idea metacommentary on the DC Comics universe and our own world.
One of the 12-year-old girls who allegedly stabbed a classmate to make Internet meme "Slender Man" happy has been ruled mentally incompetent and unable to stand trial.
Years of struggling with budgets and poor administration has left the system in a crisis. That's according to the Parks Forward Commision, which just released its findings.
A deal has been reached to keep the Kodak film company in business through the downturn in the use of film, and it's being financed by major Hollywood studios.
Estimates of how much water was lost in Tuesday's water main break had been revised from 8-10 million gallons to almost 20 million gallons Wednesday.
San Diego Comic-Con 2014, is in the books. Here are the key moments — and lack of key moments — that fans are talking about coming out of this year's convention.
KPCC pop culture bogger Mike Roe reports from Comic Con. He's one of 125,000 people who have descended on San Diego for the annual convention.
The 2014 edition of San Diego Comic-Con, the mecca for hundreds of thousands of pop culture fans every year, runs through Sunday. Here's a look at this year's highlights.
A fire at Animo Charter High School in South Los Angeles caused the roof to collapse, according to the L.A. County Fire Department.
"Weird Al" Yankovic is in the middle of releasing eight videos over the course of eight days. The first of two weekend videos brings us "First World Problems."
Free monthly Pacific San Diego Magazine combined the city's gay pride festival with the upcoming Comic-Con, delivering an upside-down Spidey/Bats kiss on their cover.