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

'Fast & Furious' star Gal Gadot cast as Wonder Woman (Photos)

Gal Gadot of the "Fast & Furious" franchise will play Wonder Woman in the upcoming Superman/Batman movie. Gadot, 28, hails from Israel.

Video: Paul Walker gets official 'Fast & Furious' tribute

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.

Fans, friends gather to remember Paul Walker at crash site

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.

Trinity Broadcasting Network founder Paul Crouch dies, 79

Paul Crouch, founder of Christian cable station the Trinity Broadcasting Network, died Saturday, according to TBN's website. He was 79 years old.

UFC fighter Shane del Rosario near death following heart attack

UFC fighter Shane del Rosario suffered a heart attack Tuesday and is near death at a Southern California hospital.

Alleged serial killer Ocampo dies while awaiting trial

Former Marine and Iraq War veteran Itzcoatl Ocampo, who allegedly stabbed four Orange County homeless men to death, died in jail

Video: MST3K Turkey Day Marathon returns this Thanksgiving

“Mystery Science Theater 3000” (MST3K for the hardcores), home of a man and his robot companions mocking B-movies, is back for an online marathon. Watch it here.

Inglewood gunman who shot officer taken into custody, hostages freed

The gunman who allegedly shot an Inglewood police officer and holed up with two hostages was taken into custody Wednesday evening after a standoff.

Comedian Jay Leggett gets public memorial in Hollywood

L.A. comedian Jay Leggett died Saturday at 50 years old. Local comedy theater iO West is holding a memorial for him Monday on their main stage.

Los Angeles's unofficial poet laureate Wanda Coleman dies, 67

Her work focused on racism, as well as life below the poverty line in Los Angeles, California and throughout the southwest. She was born and raised in Watts.

Video: All the celebs in Pharrell's 24-hour music video 'Happy'

The guest spots aren’t limited to Pharrell himself; here’s where you can find all of the celebrity drop-ins for the epic Los Angeles-based video.

'Doctor Who' at 50: A newbie's guide to the hit sci-fi series (FAQ)

“Doctor Who" celebrates its 50th anniversary this Saturday with a new special: “The Day of the Doctor." Don’t know the Doctor? We've got everything you need to know.

Chino police to start using on-body cameras by end of year

The Chino City Council unanimously approved the purchase of 100 on-body video cameras Tuesday night for use by Chino police officers. The price tag: $295,825.

Video: Channel guide to Bob Dylan's interactive viral video

The "Like A Rolling Stone" interactive video lets you flip between 16 channels, with both real TV stars and fake ones doing Dylan. Follow along with our complete channel listing here.

Watch the 'Gravity' spinoff short film that could win an Oscar

A short film showing the other side of a conversation from "Gravity" was set for the Blu-ray, but now it's been submitted for Oscar consideration. Watch it here.