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

'Walt Disney brand empire genesis document' up for auction

This week, fans celebrated what would have been Walt Disney's 115th birthday — and this Friday, they have the chance to stake a claim to some of the rarest items in Disney history.

Police boost security after bomb threat to LA Metro

L.A. police and sheriff's deputies are beefing up security at the city's Metro stations after receiving information about a bomb threat to the Universal City station.

Hallelujah: Listening party in LA to honor Leonard Cohen

The influential singer/songwriter is being remembered Thursday in a free four-hour listening party outside on downtown L.A.'s Music Center Plaza, with a playlist curated by Cohen producer Hal Willner.

Cold gusts up to 80 mph bring fire danger

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning through Saturday evening for the Los Angeles coastal plain and the eastern San Gabriel Valley.

How new vacation rental laws could change your next trip to Palm Springs

The restrictions will be bolstered by an expansive new enforcement system, costing $1.7 million to set up and $1 million to $1.5 million per year.

LA City Council votes to 'ban the box' about criminal histories

It could impact hundreds of thousands of people in L.A. Businesses can still ask about an applicant's criminal history — but not until a conditional job offer is made.

Darren Sharper sentenced to 20 years for raping, drugging women

A judge in L.A. has sentenced former NFL star Sharper, 41, to 20 years in prison for raping two women and drugging two others about three years ago.

Universal Studios Hollywood lands Nintendo attractions

Mario is officially jumping (out of a pipe) into Universal Studios theme parks worldwide, including Southern California's Universal Studios Hollywood.

Prison sentence for 2 LA County deputies convicted of jail beating

Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies convicted of beating a jail inmate and falsifying records to hide the abuse have been sentenced to federal prison terms.

Pasadena sued over changes to police body camera policy

The NAACP chapter says those changes contradict what it submitted to the Department of Justice when it applied for initial funding.

Redondo Beach's 3-generation container homes

The Lucia Container Home project fits two private residences in 14 shipping containers. It's meant to be environmental while accommodating three generations of family.

Local Comic Shop Day 2016: What to get and where to get it

Comic shops around the world want fanboys and fangirls to check out a store near them.

36 million new dead trees spotted in California's forests

A new aerial survey has identified an additional 36 million dead trees across California since the last one in May, bringing the total since 2010 to more than 102 million.

LA has more chronically homeless than any other city

L.A. has the most chronically homeless residents in the U.S. for the second year in a row, according to a federal report released this week. So what are we doing about it?

With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus: The host who's always the guest

You may have seen actress/comedian Lauren Lapkus in a movie or on TV, but she made her name in L.A.'s improv comedy scene. She carries on that tradition with her podcast.