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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
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.
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.