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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
The high heat and dry weather continues for another day in Southern California on Thursday. There's a predicted high in Los Angeles near 101 degrees.
High temperatures have spawned several fires Wednesday, including six in the San Diego area, one in Mission Hills and others in Long Beach, Deer Springs and elsewhere.
Allen was off-duty and driving his own vehicle when he was hit by a cement truck while driving on Loma Lista Drive, according to the Department.
"The Fifth Beatle" is a lush graphic novel about Brian Epstein, who discovered the Beatles in a Liverpool basement. We talked to the writer about what Epstein's story means to him.
In Los Angeles, the percentage who bike to work rose from 0.6 in 2000 to 1 percent in the more recent polling data.
"Milk" screenwriter Black has accepted Pasadena City College's invitation to deliver this year's commencement address, after previously being uninvited and replaced.
The short offers a comedic look at a real case where the witness chose to argue no, he didn't know what a "photocopying machine" was. The New York Times is making it a series.
Authorities say the wildfire east of L.A. did not grow overnight and is 53 percent contained. They hope calmer winds will let firefighting helicopters take to the air.
Officials at the San Bernardino National Forest say mandatory evacuations have been lifted for residents near the burn area. The fire continues to spread.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said that an NBA investigation confirmed that it was Clippers owner Donald Sterling's voice on two recordings featuring racist rants.
Adam Silver said that he was "not prepared yet to discuss any sanctions against Donald Sterling" but that the league would move quickly in its investigation.
Friday, Lucasfilm addressed fans' concerns about their Expanded Universe of books, comics and more. Bottom line: the Expanded Universe might not be so expanded anymore.
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin made headlines Wednesday after an excerpt from a podcast he released last year endorsing gay marriage started making the rounds.
Los Angeles's Metro system was unable to accept credit/debit cards at the TAP card machines Tuesday morning for almost six hours.
Instagram went down Saturday morning, leaving some morning Internet users in the lurch for their Internet photograph sharing needs.