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
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.
A cellphone video, posted on YouTube, shows a dog leaping out of a car window and lunging at officers who handcuffed its master. It’s shot four times.
A former partner at accounting firm KPMG has pleaded guilty in Los Angeles to a securities fraud charge for providing insider information to a friend.
With the end of the DASH bus strike, all routes had resumed normal service as of Monday morning, according to Metro.
Orange County woman Catherine Kieu was sentenced Friday to life in prison for cutting off her estranged husband's penis and tying him to his bed after an argument.
Paramount confirmed Thursday that it’s working on a reboot of the Terminator franchise, and that the next film is planned to kick off a new Terminator trilogy.
A man suspected of shooting an L.A. policeman in the face was found dead Wednesday. The man was identified as Howard Partee.
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for much of Southern California — and it's expected to last through Sunday.
The Supreme Court issued two landmark opinions Wednesday, legalizing gay marriage in California and overturning the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Let us know what you think in our polls.
Kyle Baker decided to parody "Man of Steel" with “Mass Murderer of Steel.” You can send a battling Superman and Zod into buildings, bystanders and even school buses.
City officials sent cease-and-desist letters to Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, promising to crack down on automobile-for-hire services that operate without a permit.
Gary David Goldberg, the creator of several TV shows including the hit '80s Michael J. Fox sitcom "Family Ties," died Sunday. (Read reaction from Twitter.)
NASA announced a new class of astronauts that was half-female on Monday, but Tuesday marks the 30th anniversary of Sally Ride becoming the first American woman in space.
Monday marks 19 years since O.J. Simpson led police on an infamous low-speed chase in a white Bronco, after he allegedly killed his ex-wife Nicole.