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

Oscars 2017: Printable Oscars ballots and bingo cards

The Oscars are this Sunday. It's the highlight of the film fan's calendar, and if you want to take your Academy Awards viewing experience to the next level, we have the tools for you.

San Bernardino shooting: Enrique Marquez Jr. agrees to guilty plea

Enrique Marquez Jr. has agreed to plead guilty to conspiring with San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook to provide material support to terrorists in 2011 and 2012.

Zelda escape game brings 'Triforce' to LA

Video games let players take on heroic identities while exploring fantastical worlds, and a small piece of that comes to life in Los Angeles this weekend.

LA County sewage spill closes Long Beach swimming areas

Swimming areas in Long Beach's Alamitos Bay have been closed due to a sewage spill, according to a press release from the city of Long Beach. The spill was due to heavy rains in Los Angeles County's sewage lines.

California tops busiest year for refugees targeted in immigration ban

The U.S. has taken in nearly 270,000 immigrants and refugees from the affected countries since 2007. California has accepted the most, by far, a total of 56,235.

Riot LA comedy festival tries keeping it intimate as it triples in size

The Riot L.A. comedy festival kicked off Thursday and continues through Sunday. It started several years ago as a small alternative comedy festival but has continued to grow year after year, with headliners this year including the legendary Mel Brooks, cult legend Dr. Katz and many more.

Pro wrestling meets comedy at Matt McCarthy's Silver Lake show

Comedy and pro wrestling may seem like unlikely friends, but there's a big crossover in their fanbases. That's evident in wrestling-themed comedy show the Comedy 'N Wrestling Connection in Silver Lake, hosted by comedian/actor/writer Matt McCarthy.

Citrus industry encouraged by California's wet weather

A series of three storms, the first arriving late Wednesday, is expected to drench Southern California — but one group that's welcomed California's recent wet weather is citrus growers.

Obama announces California Coastal National Monument expansion

Among other national monument expansions, President Barack Obama announced Thursday the addition of 6,230 acres to the California Coastal National Monument.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

Another three-day weekend is here, so put it to good use! Fill up on yummy noodles, head over to a photography exhibit for a creative jolt and more.

Palm Springs will draft competing vacation rental initiative

A coalition of council members and public safety officials announced Wednesday they are requesting city staff draft a ballot measure on vacation rentals.

George Lucas art museum coming to Los Angeles

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is officially coming to Los Angeles. It was previously announced that it was down to L.A. and San Francisco for which city would land the museum.

San Bernardino shooter's brother pleads guilty to immigration fraud

The brother of the male attacker in the 2015 San Bernardino mass shooting that left 14 dead pleaded guilty Tuesday to immigration fraud.

7-month-old mountain lion P-52 killed on 118 Freeway

Mountain lion kitten P-52 was recently hit by a vehicle on the 118 Freeway and killed — the same freeway where the kitten's mother, P-39, was hit and killed Dec. 3.

LA's homeless count — the nation's largest — needs volunteers

Los Angeles figures out where to allocate homeless resources by doing something simple, but on a large scale: counting all the homeless throughout Greater L.A.