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

Camarillo High sophomore arrested for alleged school shooting threat

A Camarillo High School sophomore was arrested for allegedly threatening to kill another student, carry out a shooting at the school and then kill himself, police said.

California budget: Gov. Brown reaches deal with Legislature

A budget deal has been reached between California Gov. Brown and leaders in the state Legislature, according to a statement from Brown's office.

US Olympic Committee names LA a finalist for 2024 Olympics

Los Angeles joins San Francisco, Boston and Washington, D.C. on the short list of American cities in the running for the 2024 games.

New Grammys rules include allowing samples in Song of the Year

It's a sign of the changing face of music, with samples included in a variety of genres — the Grammys had previously only allowed samples in the best rap song category.

Metro Blue Line train collides with car in downtown LA

A Metro Blue Line train collided with a car in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, with six people evaluated by medical personnel afterward, according to the LAFD.

Harrison Ford in hospital after injuring ankle on 'Star Wars'

Harrison Ford injured his ankle while shooting "Star Wars: Episode VII," but shooting is scheduled to proceed as planned during his recovery.

Vergara trial: Calif. judge says state teacher protections unconstitutional (updated)

The ruling finds that California teacher tenure, firing and discipline procedures are unconstitutional because they violate children’s right to an adequate education.

Peyton Reed to direct 'Ant-Man,' following Edgar Wright exit

Marvel has announced that Peyton Reed will direct "Ant-Man," following writer/director Edgar Wright's high-profile exit. It's still set to be released July 17 of next year.

Batman poster presents 75 highlights in 75 years of Bat-History

As part of their celebration of the 75th anniversary of Batman, DC Comics has released a new poster showing highlights of the character's history. Check out the full graphic.

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.