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

Who is Slender Man? The Internet meme is cited in a brutal crime

Two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls allegedly stabbed a friend of theirs nearly to death in order to please Slender Man, an online urban legend. Here's his story.

Uber driver arrested for allegedly kidnapping woman in West LA

A woman who received a ride from an Uber rideshare driver woke up in a cheap motel with the driver, who was arrested for kidnapping for the purpose of sexual assault.

Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly steps down

It follows a rough year for the network, with "American Idol" suffering a severe decline. Its 2014 season finale was down 66 percent from three years ago.

Mission Viejo murder-suicide: Suspect killed parents, sister

Four bodies found in a Mission Viejo house were apparently the result of a suspect shooting his father, mother and sister before shooting and killing himself.

Anonymous @HiddenCash makes first LA cash drop (updated)

Someone's been dropping envelopes full of cash across San Francisco, and now the anonymous man is bringing it to Los Angeles as of Wednesday evening.

Isla Vista: UCSB student arrested with 7 guns, 1,000 rounds of ammo

A gunshot was fired through an apartment wall Tuesday afternoon, and a University of California, Santa Barbara student was arrested.

All-clear given at LAX following suspicious item evacuation

The ticketing area at Los Angeles International Airport's Terminal 1 was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after a report of a suspicious item in the terminal's screening area.

Isla Vista shootings: 7 dead in shootings near UC Santa Barbara

Sheriff Bill Brown identified the gunman who went on a shooting rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara as 22-year-old Elliot Rodger.

Isla Vista shootings: What we know about alleged shooter Elliot Rodger

Elliot Rodger, who allegedly shot and killed six in Isla Vista near the University of California, Santa Barbara, left a large digital footprint, including a 140-page manifesto.

Edgar Wright quits 'Ant-Man'; here's what it would have looked like

Fan-favorite director Edgar Wright has dropped out of directing Marvel superhero movie "Ant-Man," set for next year. Here's video and imagery of what could have been.

'The Pete Holmes Show' canceled; watch 16 of the show's best sketches

TBS has canceled Los Angeles-based "The Pete Holmes Show" after two seasons. Here's a look at the show's funniest, most viral bits.

Severe thunderstorm, flash flood warnings issued in LA County

The National Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm and flash flooding warnings for parts of central Los Angeles County, including Palmdale.

California woman found 10 years after kidnapping

A woman who was 15 when she disappeared 10 years ago from her California home has contacted police and says she was held against her will for years.

JDate rebrands with help from a Los Angeles comedy writer

Jewish dating service JDate has new billboards targeted at millennials, with copy drawn from social media — including from one L.A. comedy writer.

New 'Guardians of the Galaxy' teasers tease another teaser

The first "Guardians" trailer showcased Marvel's spacefaring heroes' goofy side. The new teasers put the laughs away and focus on the "epic" in space epic.