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
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.
The Grammy Awards hit the Staples Center this weekend, and we've got some unexpected reasons you'll want to tune in to CBS on Sunday.
Lots of podcasts do live shows, but "Jordan, Jesse, Go!" is upping the stakes by recording the show from inside the historic USS Iowa battleship.
Who will take home the coveted Oscars for best picture, director, actor and actress and supporting actor and actress at the 2014 Academy Awards?
Fire officials say that containment is going to be later than earlier thought. They appeared to hope that backfires overnight would do more than they have.
Los Angeles's Museum of Contemporary Art named Philippe Vergne its new museum director late Wednesday evening. He will succeed Jeffrey Deitch, who resigned Sept. 1.
Nominees include "American Hustle," "Captain Phillips," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Gravity," "Her," "Nebraska," "Philomena," "12 Years a Slave" and "The Wolf of Wall Street."
The singer is under investigation in an egg-throwing incident targeting a neighbor's home. Deputies found a drug in Bieber's residence and arrested Lil Za.
Egging houses has long been a rite of passage for many young people, but egging can come at a cost, especially in a ritzy neighborhood.
Key events connected to the Northridge Earthquake and its aftermath in the days, weeks, months and years following the devastating natural disaster.
Embattled Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announced his plans to retire at the end of the month at a press conference Tuesday morning.
There was a death on the Metro Gold Line Saturday afternoon in South Pasadena. An eyewitness said that the man was moving slowly