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

FXX cancels late night's ‘Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell’

Produced by Chris Rock, the show received strong ratings when it debuted on FX, but its success didn’t carry over to FXX. Watch clips from the show here.

Former Moreno Valley Councilman Co pleads not guilty to fraud

Co allegedly improperly collected money for in-home care for his mother from a state program. The charges led to his resignation in August.

Lawmakers remove Ron Calderon from committees (updated)

California's Senate Rules Committee acted amid a federal investigation. On Wednesday, a group of elected officials from Southeast L.A. will call for Calderon's resignation.

Alleged LAX gunman Paul Ciancia's condition upgraded to fair

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles announced Tuesday that its last patient from the Nov. 1 attack has been upgraded from critical to fair.

DC Comics joins efforts to turn Make-A-Wish kid into Batman

A 5-year-old fought leukemia, won, and now he wants to be Batman. The Make-A-Wish Foundation and DC Comics said "Hey, why not?"

Last 300 Blockbuster stores to close, including dozens in SoCal

No more "CLOSING — THIS LOCATION ONLY!" signs — the last 300 Blockbuster stores owned by corporate parent Dish Network are bowing to the Netflix empire and closing.

Make-A-Wish to make kid Batman, remake San Francisco as Gotham

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is granting a 5-year-old with leukemia's wish to become Batkid on Nov. 15, and they're doing it by giving him a full-sized adventure.

LAX Shooting: Suspected shooter Ciancia could face death penalty

The official complaint by the federal government against suspected shooter Paul Anthony Ciancia was filed Saturday in U.S. District Court in California. He could face the death penalty for killing TSA agent Gerardo Hernandez, pictured above.

LAX Shooting: Timeline of incident at Terminal 3

A suspect is in custody and multiple injuries reported after a gunman opened fire at a security checkpoint in Terminal 3 of Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning.

Tina Fey and Ellie Kemper team up for new NBC show

Two fan-favorite NBC comedies that met their demise this year are back — ish. "30 Rock" star Tina Fey is the co-creator of a new show starring Ellie Kemper from "The Office."

Update: Calderon targeted in Hollywood bribery sting; FBI seeks leaker

The federal affidavit alleges Calderon accepted almost $60,000 in bribes from an undercover FBI agent. The FBI, meanwhile, is investigating the leak of a document.

DC Comics flies west, relocating from New York to Burbank

The staff trying to come up with the next Superman is getting some sunnier environs while doing so. DC Comics is moving from New York City to Burbank.

Hal Needham, director of 'Smokey & The Bandit,' dies

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.

Arroyo Seco Bear shuts down 210, avoids capture, reappears on Twitter

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.

VIDEO: Schwarzenegger yells your favorite lines to promote 'Escape Plan'

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.