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

Man chases dog onto street in North Hollywood, both killed by bus

A Southern California man who chased his dog onto a street was hit by a bus and died, along with his pet. The dog was chasing a ball late Wednesday morning.

LA County Sheriff's Department misplaces an M-16 rifle

Supervisors have been ordered to search thoroughly for the rifle. Assistant Sheriff Todd Rogers sent an internal email saying the M-16 going missing was "embarrassing."

VIDEO: Man whose dog was shot by police pleads not guilty to multiple charges

A man whose Rottweiler dog was shot and killed by Hawthorne police pleaded not guilty Tuesday to multiple felony charges, including intimidating a witness.

Eydie Gorme, popular easy listening singer, dies at 84 (videos)

The popular nightclub and TV singer Eydie Gorme has died. Gorme was known both as a solo act and for “Steve and Eydie,” teaming with her husband Steve Lawrence.

Amber Alert: DiMaggio, Anderson apparently spotted in Idaho (updated)

Authorities announced Friday that kidnapping suspect James DiMaggio and missing 16-year-old Hannah Anderson were apparently spotted by hikers in the Idaho wilderness.

Silver Fire: Evacuations ordered for 5,000-acre wildfire (map)

Firefighters were battling the quickly growing "Silver Fire" between Banning and Idyllwild Wednesday afternoon, which has burned 5,000 acres so far.

Historic Monrovia wishing well smashed in late night collision

The San Gabriel Valley city of Monrovia received some damage to a historic landmark Tuesday, as its stone wishing well was smashed in a late night collision.

VIDEO: How to dress like a Los Angeles stereotype

In the first episode of Web series "WHAT THE F*SHION?" comedian Casey Jane Ellison parodies Los Angeles fashion, and the fashion or L.A. celebs.

Michael Ansara, Star Trek's Klingon 'Kang,' dies at 91 (video)

Michael Ansara played the warrior Kang on the original “Trek” and was also a staple of TV and films. He was 91.

Mars Curiosity: For Monday's 1st anniversary, a video of the year in 2 minutes

NASA's Charles Bolden said Curiosity’s achievements “advance us toward further exploration, including sending humans to an asteroid and Mars.”

Pasadena home owner faces charges following fire that killed 2 men

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 to host the 2014 Oscars (video)

Ellen DeGeneres and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday morning that DeGeneres will be hosting the next Academy Awards ceremony.

Buffett plays Willy Wonka, auctioning See's Candy Factory tour

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.

Comic-Con 2013: Marvel fights back against 'Superman vs. Batman'

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."

Comic-Con 2013: 'Agents of SHIELD' premieres and Agent Coulson lives

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.