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

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.

'Love Is Love' unites creators to help Pulse victims

Comic book writer Marc Andreyko was hit hard by the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. He decided to do something about it with a new all-star anthology.

Hemet Police shoot, kill suspect following chase

Early Tuesday morning, an officer-involved shooting left a suspect dead in the unincorporated area of East Hemet following a chase. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident.

Conservative street artist Sabo mocks 'Rogue One'release

Conservative street artist Sabo breaks put his stamp on the "Rogue One" premiere with fake movie posters titled "Rogue Won," replacing the lead with President-elect Trump.

Suspect shot, killed by LA County deputy after allegedly pulling gun

A male suspect was shot and killed by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy on Thursday night after allegedly pulling a gun on law enforcement.

Feds launch investigation of OC DA, sheriff's offices

The DA’s office had been under scrutiny for allegedly using jailhouse informants to elicit incriminating statements from inmates.

Horse herpes outbreak cancels show at Tournament of Roses

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses has canceled its annual horse show, Equestfest, because of an outbreak of equine herpes virus.

Earl Carroll Theatre on the road to restoration

You'd drive right past the one-time home of the Emmys — you won't recognize it, as it's now a TV studio. But plans are underway to bring back some of its old look, including an iconic neon sign.

'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.