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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 battle was neck and neck between "Radiolab" and "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" for much of the week — Friday afternoon, "Radiolab" was trailing by mere votes.
It's all come down to public radio game show "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" facing off against the science meets editing wizardry of "Radiolab." Vote now!
The man behind "Bif! Bam! Pow!" being the three words — well, sounds — most associated with superheroes has passed away.
Elections to fill vacancies cost California counties millions of dollars, and they often occur with low voter participation. A Senate leader has an alternative.
We've reached the semifinals of KPCC's bracket madness tournament. The semifinalists: "Snap Judgment," "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me," "Radiolab" and "Fresh Air." Vote here.
The Porsche carrying "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was speeding at the time of the crash; mechanical problems were not a factor.
Microsoft released an emergency security alert noting a vulnerability in Microsoft Word that would allow hackers to take over users' computers. Their way in: RTF files.
It's time for Round 3 of KPCC's bracket madness. The winners of each of these matches win their conferences. Read about the match won by less than 100 votes and vote here!
The parody video conveniently arrives as the city considers a tax hike to repair some neighborhoods' cement obstacle courses. Even the mayor is tweeting the video.
Los Angeles County's unemployment rate ticked down from 9 percent in January to 8.9 percent in February, with a seasonally adjusted rate going from 8.9 to 8.7 percent.
Obama spoke at a White House screening of the film "Cesar Chavez: An American Hero" before having to leave early, promising to watch the movie this weekend on DVD.
It's time for Round 2 with the top 16 shows. One of the first round matchups came down to a single vote; find out all the details and vote for the next round.
Last year, "This American Life" took home the trophy, but it's another year, which means it's a new chance for you to pick your favorite public radio shows.
The "Veronica Mars" movie opened in limited release Friday, and it features a very special guest star: The KPCC studios, doubling for the home base of "This American Life."
The body of a woman whose body was found at an Orange County recycling plant has been identified by Anaheim police as Jarrae Nikole Estepp.