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
Hal Needham, famed stuntman-turned-director, has died. He became known as a stuntman on "Have Gun, Will Travel" and later went on to direct his friend Burt Reynolds.
A black bear ventured into Pasadena Thursday afternoon and caused a commotion, but it ended up making its way back into the Angeles National Forest.
Former California governor/action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger really wants you to go see his new movie, so he's yelling your favorite lines on video.
It’s Superman’s 75th anniversary, and DC Comics dropped some serious fan service on Superman fans to celebrate that 75 years in a two-minute short.
The body of a rare Stejneger's beaked whale washed ashore in Venice Beach Tuesday night, according to environmental group Heal The Bay.
The shutdown delayed the visa process, which in turn delayed when the group could fly to the States, leading to the show's cancelation.
Do you want to track the Dodgers in the National League Championship Series, but do it undercover? Here are four ways to check the Dodgers playoffs games out.
Garden Grove man Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen was arrested Friday morning and faces charges that he tried providing material support to al-Qaida, according to the FBI.
Even if you don’t have season tickets, you still have an opportunity to win a random drawing for the chance to buy Dodgers World Series tickets.
The Make It Quick bandit robbed a U.S. Bank branch in San Pedro — for the fourth time. It's his 12th robbery since 2009.
With the government shutdown in effect, there are rumors and questions left in the public's mind about how the shutdown will affect them. How much do you know?
“It’s really exciting to talk to you, especially right in the middle of your public meltdown.” So begins comedian Zach Galifianakis’s interview with Justin Bieber.
Gov. Jerry Brown announced that he'd signed a bill to add a checkbox on California state income returns to give charitable contributions to costal conservation efforts.
For the third time in less than a month, a tour bus heading to a Southern California casino has crashed.
Which shows make you catch your breath or laugh until various body parts hurt? Share who you'd like to win in 11 of the Emmys' major categories.