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
The L.A. County Sheriffs bomb squad was called to Mattel’s El Segundo headquarters Tuesday after a plastic bottle exploded.
The legendary group rocked the Echoplex on Saturday night for a minuscule crowd compared to the thousands set to see them launch tour a week later at Staples Center.
Conan O’Brien, currently hosting TBS’s “Conan” here in Los Angeles, is in Washington, D.C., prepping to headline Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
Pretzelmaker is offering free pretzels to celebrate the holiday — they have 20 stores in California, plus more around the nation.
New York-based Brookfield Office Properties moving on up with $430 million deal make to own four of the tallest downtown L.A. office buildings in proposed acquisition of MPG.
The 2013 NFL Draft started Thursday. Also on hand for the draft — the cast and crew of “Draft Day,” shooting a new football movie starring Kevin Costner.
"Iron Man 3" is coming to the nation's 2nd-largest theater chain after all — AMC settled a dispute with Walt Disney Studios that threatened next week's launch.
During the televised manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers, a closed captioner for a Fox affiliate accidentally typed “Zooey Deschanel” as the name of one of the suspects.
Braff wrote and directed “Garden State,” and now he wants to make “Wish I Was Here” — and is asking fans for $2 million on Kickstarter to fund it.
Jimmy Kimmel Live's "Lie Witness News" went to the desert and what they found was a collection of Coachella kids going gaga over fake bands.
“Mad Men” star Jon Hamm also had a recurring role on “30 Rock," but this past Sunday featured the two shows' most subtle interaction yet.
Amidst a week of horrifying tragedy, NBC has decided to pull episode 4 of new serial killer drama “Hannibal” from its schedule over concern about its violent content.
While Superman made the cover of Action Comics #1, he wasn’t even the only story in that comic — but he soon took over, with later issues hitting 1 million in sales.
Students are being allowed back into dorms, though the campus is closed. The school closed at noon and was evacuated after a bomb threat was phoned in.
Twitter's it-took-so-long-we-almost-gave-up-on-it music service arrived Thursday in a shiny, boxy layout that allows people to easily find music and share via iTunes, Spotify and Rdio.