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
“I’m asking you to donate money so that I can hire a man in a plane to write stupid things with clouds in the sky.” Kurt Braunohler raised $4,000 on Kickstarter to do just that.
Prince has apparently had enough of Los Angeles. A new tour includes clubs up and down the West Coast — but none in Los Angeles.
“The Private Eye” is a new comic book from two of the most acclaimed writers in comics. And it’s available online, DRM-free, in multiple formats, for whatever you want to pay.
As the NCAA basketball tournament starts in earnest Thursday, Round 1 of the Public Radio Bracket Madness ends. See if your show made the sweet 16. (UPDATE: Voting has closed.)
The jury is deadlocked on several counts and will continue deliberations. The judge rejects an attempt by defense attorneys to challenge the validity of the verdicts.
An earthquake hit just southeast of downtown Los Angeles Wednesday morning. Well, maybe "hit" is too strong a word.
HBO released a statement saying that it was proud of the show and that canceling it was a “very difficult decision,” but bad ratings mean it's kaput.
Bromell also had a personal stake in the show’s clandestine intelligence agency world — his father was a CIA agent.
We built a little public radio bracket pitting our favorite shows against one another. Little did we know it would lead to all-out Twitter war.
The show also used several Southern Californian religious experts to vet the biblical accuracy of their dramatization.
The March Madness brackets are out, so we’re dropping our own bracket on you, fair listener. It’s your chance to vote for your favorite public radio show.
This St. Patrick’s Day, put the green beer down and drive (before drinking that green beer) to check out one of these events around the Southland area.
L.A. has agreed to issue a $40,000 check to compensate newspaper delivery women whose truck was damaged when police shot at it, believing Dorner was inside.
Reuters Deputy Social Media Editor Matthew Keys has been indicted for conspiring with members of hacking group Anonymous, who used info he provided to hack the L.A. Times.
Veronica Mars, the Kristen Bell fan-favorite teen detective TV series, exceeded its goal in the first day of its planned 30-day Kickstarter campaign.