Mike Roe Digital News Producer
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
The 26-year-old told a Las Vegas audience Friday, "I'm here today because I am gay." She was speaking to a conference of counselors who work with LGBT teens.
The "Veronica Mars" movie, funded by Kickstarter, comes out next month — but Kickstarter projects often aren't so immediately successful.
A 2.5 earthquake hit Yorba Linda around 5:28 p.m. Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
A store labeled as "Dumb Starbucks," using the Starbucks corporate logo and bearing an almost identical look to an actual Starbucks, opened up in Los Feliz on Friday. A Starbucks spokeswoman said the corporation is "looking into it."
The Winter Olympics kicked off in earnest following Friday night's opening ceremonies, and NBC4's Whit Johnson reported from Sochi and spoke with KPCC.
New "Saturday Night Live" cast member Brooks Wheelan started the year as an engineer in L.A. and ended it living in New York and working on SNL. And he videoed it all.
A small earthquake reported by the U.S. Geological Survey as a 3.0 shook Los Angeles on Saturday morning around 10:13 a.m.
Woody Allen wrote a New York Times guest column Friday following renewed attention given to allegations he molested adopted daughter Dylan Farrow.
Woody Allen's alleged sexual abuse of daughter Dylan received renewed attention following his lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes, and now she's speaking out.
Meltdown Comics started taking the buzzworthy currency of the moment, Bitcoin, joining the growing but still small in number ranks of physical stores that take bitcoin.
Anaheim City Manager Marcie Edwards has been nominated to be the next general manager of the Department of Water and Power, replacing departing chief Ron Nichols.
Companies looking to take advantage of Super Bowl advance hype to hype their own products have posted a number of ads already before Sunday's game. See them all here.
Tom Sherak, who was named Los Angeles's first film czar by Mayor Eric Garcetti in September, has died, the mayor confirmed on Twitter.
Jay Leno is retiring from late night after leaving "The Tonight Show." Really this time, according to a new interview he gave to "60 Minutes."
The man — Fresno resident David Peck — told KPCC that he suddenly started getting random emails from total strangers this week — and he has no idea why.