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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
Heather Campbell has an impressive resume: former “Saturday Night Live” writer, appearing on the rebooted “Whose Line Is It Anyway”… and now, a winner in the Google Glass Explorer program.
A staffer for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa opened a letter Thursday that had white power inside. The front hall of the Mayor's Office was evacuated and closed off.
C.K.’s father was from Mexico, and while C.K. was born in California, his family moved south of the border when he was 1 year old before returning to the U.S.
Thanks to a couple small but explicit depictions of gay sex, major digital comic retailer Comixology banned the Image Comics book from being sold through any iOS apps.
If you’re sick of all the headaches associated with summer music festivals in general, you might agree with the sentiment of the new fake Coachella commercial “Coachella is Awesome!”
This American Life and Radiolab are facing off in the Public Radio Bracket Madness finals, and they're taking to social media to get out the vote.
So we’ve had a lot of fun voting for our favorite public radio shows. But this is where it gets real. And we’ve even got a prize.
Ebert was known for his thumbs-up, thumbs-down TV reviews that influenced moviegoers across the nation.
Writers from the E! network show “Fashion Police” have filed claims alleging the show broke California labor laws and doesn’t compensate writers for the hours they work.
Google Nose lets you sniff "15M+ sentibytes" via your computer screen. Twttr is for those who only want to use consonants. YouTube closes until 2023 because it has enough videos already. Morning Edition profiles "Hootie and the Time Travelers." The April 1 foolishness has begun.
Fans of popular culture went all out with their costumes at WonderCon on Easter weekend in Anaheim. Check them out in our photo slideshow.
Police have arrested a suspect in connection with last week's kidnapping and sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl from her family's home in Northridge.
Chase Bank tweeted at 10:36 a.m. that the site was experiencing issues, and users have been registering their difficulties with the site.
It's down to your public radio final four, and it's time to make your vote known. Vote in our polls to decide the one public radio show to rule them all.
This weekend is WonderCon, delivering everything from Joss Whedon to new "Doctor Who." Here's everything you need to know about San Diego Comic-Con’s kid brother.