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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.
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One of the first major projects to test the big-time capacity of crowdfunding for films, "Veronica Mars" has released its trailer.
The Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig was arrested Saturday morning for reckless driving. Puig was allegedly driving 110 miles per hour down "Alligator Alley."
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.
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.
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.
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,” the second of three Hobbit films being produced by Peter Jackson, hits theaters Friday, and it features a brand new villain: Smaug.
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.
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.
Rebecca Black just released a new song, "Saturday." Before you cover your ears in fear, I promise, it's better than the SoCal native's viral-because-it's-so-bad "Friday."
Four people died in a car crash early Saturday morning in San Clemente. Both alcohol and speed were factors in the crash according to a preliminary investigation.
Gal Gadot of the "Fast & Furious" franchise will play Wonder Woman in the upcoming Superman/Batman movie. Gadot, 28, hails from Israel.
On the same day actor Paul Walker's autopsy results were released, the team behind the "Fast & Furious" franchise paid tribute to Walker with a new video.
Actor Paul Walker, star of the "The Fast and the Furious" franchise, died in a violent car accident Saturday. The driver was a friend and fellow racing enthusiast.
Paul Crouch, founder of Christian cable station the Trinity Broadcasting Network, died Saturday, according to TBN's website. He was 79 years old.