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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
State Sen. Ron Calderon and his brother Tom were indicted Friday on public corruption charges in connection with suspected bribery and other allegations.
Who are the key individuals in the story surrounding the indictment of California state Sen. Ron Calderon?
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?
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.
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.
Hobbyist designer Nick Andert put together a look at what the Metro system could look like with widespread political will, based on existing plans.
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?
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.