Mike Roe

Digital News Producer

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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

Update: Sheriff Baca to retire; LAPD deputy chief considering run

Embattled Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announced his plans to retire at the end of the month at a press conference Tuesday morning.

Pedestrian killed on Metro Gold Line

There was a death on the Metro Gold Line Saturday afternoon in South Pasadena. An eyewitness said that the man was moving slowly

East Coast storm 'Hercules' disrupts flights at LAX (updated)

Airlines at LAX are reporting cancellations of a total of 35 flights through midnight Friday related to the storm system affecting the Northeastern United States.

3.1 earthquake hits Los Angeles' Westside

A 3.1 earthquake hit Los Angeles's Westside late Friday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's website.

Beverly Hospital agrees to $250,000 patient dumping settlement

The settlement ends a lawsuit brought by the city of L.A. Beverly Hospital will also update its policies and procedures, and provide its staff with more training.

Paul Walker autopsy: Car going over 100 mph when fatal crash occurred

Roger Rodas, who was driving at the time, lost control "for unknown reasons" leading to the fatal crash that killed the pair, according to the report.

'Veronica Mars' trailer hits, featuring a murder mystery and KPCC

One of the first major projects to test the big-time capacity of crowdfunding for films, "Veronica Mars" has released its trailer.

Dodger Yasiel Puig arrested for speeding at 110 mph in Florida

The Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig was arrested Saturday morning for reckless driving. Puig was allegedly driving 110 miles per hour down "Alligator Alley."

6 injured after horse runs loose at LA Equestrian Center

A horse ran loose on a back trail at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center Saturday, NBC4 reports, leaving three adults and three minors with minor injuries.

Shia LaBeouf plagiarism? Comic writer Daniel Clowes eyes legal action, actor apologizes

LaBeouf's short was made widely available Monday and was apparently plagiarized. Now Daniel Clowes, the comic creator at the center of the scandal, is mulling his legal options.

SantaCon 2013 hits Los Angeles

It's time again for that annual Christmas subculture event, SantaCon. Men and women dress up as Santas and Santaettes en masse. Follow SantaCon tweets here.

Surprise! Beyonce drops new self-titled album with 17 music videos

Sorry Spotify — it’s an iTunes exclusive. Bey dropped it by surprise, sending Twitter into a frenzy and music journalists ripping up their 2013 top 10 lists.

'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug': Who is Smaug?

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second of three Hobbit films being produced by Peter Jackson, hits theaters Friday, and it features a brand new villain: Smaug.

Bell ex-official Robert Rizzo pleads guilty to federal tax evasion charges

The former Bell city administrator agreed to plead guilty to two felony charges of illegally avoiding paying federal income taxes. He has already pleaded no contest to state charges.

'Godzilla' trailer shows the monster ready to stomp into 2014

The new trailer shows the latest take on the character, both classic and updated with modern computer graphics looking to bring the epic monster to life once more.