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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
Now that LAUSD is buying iPads for students, animal rights group PETA is offering the district a free app to simulate dissections instead of dissecting real animals.
A woman says officers arrested her on suspicion of public intoxication but didn't secure her with a seat belt. She sustained critical injuries when she fell out. Read the lawsuit here.
A man suspected of driving a car that a woman jumped or was pushed from before she was struck and killed on the 210 Freeway in Sylmar has turned himself in to police.
Comedian Dave Chappelle walked off stage at a show in Connecticut after a few jokes, thanks to a rowdy crowd, just two weeks before he’s scheduled to appear in Irvine.
Firefighters battling the Rim Fire burning into Yosemite have added a California National Guard Predator drone to their arsenal as the fire continues to grow.
Crews made some progress overnight on the aggressive wildfire burning in parts of Yosemite National Park, but the fire grew to 179,481 acres.
A charter bus headed to a casino overturned on the 210 Freeway, sending 52 to local hospitals and temporarily closing the freeway. The bus driver allegedly made an unsafe lane change.
A wildfire outside Yosemite National Park has more than tripled in size and still threatens about 2,500 homes, hotels and camp buildings.
A former cosmetic surgeon from Encino was charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter in connection wtih a patient who died during liposuction surgery.
Michael Hastings had a small amount chemical consistent with meth use in his system when he died in a fiery collision, the coroner's report said. Read the full report here.
Tennis umpire Lois Goodman was accused of killing her husband with a coffee mug, but the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office dropped the charges. Read the full suit.
Bina's Family Child Care in La Crescenta has been closed by authorities following allegations that it allowed a 2-year-old girl to consume marijuana.
In the summer of 1990, a would-be robber shot and killed a grocer store owner in South Los Angeles, but now police say they think they’ve solved the case.
WWE pro wrestler Darren Young came out at LAX to a TMZ reporter, which WWE.com confirmed, issuing a statement supporting Young.
The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council is having a committee meeting Wednesday evening taking up a proposal to ban short-term rentals like those conducted through Airbnb.