Mike Roe Digital News Producer

Mike Roe
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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

LA Rain: Power outages, evacuations, flash flood warnings and road closures (Updated)

A second, more powerful winter storm is dropping rain all across Southern California. It has caused mud flows in areas recently burned by wildfires, prompted flash flooding warnings, power outages and more mandatory evacuations.

Covered California enrollment portal still offline

The enrollment portion of Covered California's site remained down Saturday due to technical issues and was expected to stay down through the rest of the weekend.

State Sen. Ron Calderon, brother indicted on corruption charges (updated)

State Sen. Ron Calderon and his brother Tom were indicted Friday on public corruption charges in connection with suspected bribery and other allegations.

Calderon charges: Who's who in investigation of CA state Sen. Calderon

Who are the key individuals in the story surrounding the indictment of California state Sen. Ron Calderon?

'Guardians of the Galaxy': Do crowds want heroes they don't know?

Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" trailer sets out to answer the question in almost everyone's minds: Who or what exactly are the Guardians of the Galaxy?

Sochi Winter Olympics: Kimmel pranks fans with fake wolf video

Kate Hansen, Californian Olympic luge competitor, tweeted a video Wednesday allegedly showing a wolf roaming her Olympic hallway. But it's actually a Jimmy Kimmel prank.

Flu strikes young adults hard; latest SoCal victim to die was pregnant woman

The latest victim to die n Southern California is a South Bay woman who was pregnant, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

A potential 2040 Los Angeles Metro subway system map

Hobbyist designer Nick Andert put together a look at what the Metro system could look like with widespread political will, based on existing plans.

Presidents' Day: Post-Valentine's facts about presidential love lives

This year, the weekend is bookended by Valentine's Day on Friday and Presidents' Day on Monday. How much do we know about the presidents' romantic lives?

'Juno' actress Ellen Page comes out as gay

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.

When the Kickstarter engine fails to turn over

The "Veronica Mars" movie, funded by Kickstarter, comes out next month — but Kickstarter projects often aren't so immediately successful.

2.5 earthquake shakes up Yorba Linda

A 2.5 earthquake hit Yorba Linda around 5:28 p.m. Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

'Dumb Starbucks' coffee shop opens in Los Feliz

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."

Sochi Winter Olympics: Southern California athletes compete

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.

Brooks Wheelan cast on SNL halfway through yearlong video diary

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.