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
Prosecutors have filed more than 100 counts against the owner of a Pasadena house where two men died in an explosion and arson fire last November.
Ellen DeGeneres and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday morning that DeGeneres will be hosting the next Academy Awards ceremony.
A prominent business owner is auctioning an all-you-can-eat tour through a gigantic chocolate factory. No, Willy Wonka isn’t real — it’s billionaire Warren Buffett.
Marvel and DC both came out at Comic-Con 2013 fighting, with Marvel hoping to continue its moment and DC trying to build on the success of “Man of Steel."
Marvel presented the new "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." at Comic-Con, surprising fans by playing the entire pilot of the latest show from the mind of Joss Whedon.
Comic-Con 2013 is already making headlines, with only one full day in the books. Here's a look at highlights from what Comic-Con has offered up thus far.
San Diego Comic-Con, the annual gathering of pop culture fans, media and stars, starts Wednesday night and runs through Sunday. What should you be excited about?
Riot Games worked with the United States government and has managed to get the competitors who play Riot’s “League of Legends” recognized as pro athletes.
A tanker filled with up to 7,500 gallons of gasoline crashed on the 5 at the 2 Freeway interchange Saturday morning, closing down the freeways and sending up dark smoke.
What exasperates people about Los Angeles? Let's look at the Google AutoSuggest results of “why is [city name] so…” for the United States’ 50 largest cities.
“What if MJ is a dude?" Garfield said. "Why can’t we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality? … So why can’t he be gay? Why can’t he be into boys?”
The newspaper is scheduled to begin publication on Aug. 19. The O.C. Register's publisher says the new paper isn't about competing with the Long Beach Press-Telegram.
The city council's website was down on Tuesday in an apparent attack by the "hacktivist" group Anonymous; police have a second video they say exonerates the officers.
From the Sam Adams shores of Massachusetts to California’s Sierra Nevada mountains/beers, Thrillist took to mapping the U.S. by its greatest asset: its variety of alcohol.
An environmental group says that the caramel coloring used in Pepsi still contains a worrisome level of a carcinogen, even after Pepsi said it would change its formula.