Mike Roe Digital News Producer

Mike Roe
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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

How hot is it? Not hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk.

We asked someone who's tried cooking an egg outside in one of the hottest places around — Death Valley National Park — who told us what will probably happen if you try.

5 LA Podcast Festival shows that will blow your mind

To celebrate the event's fifth anniversary, check out five podcasts from the festival that are definitely worth checking out — and find out about their new competition.

More than 100 Rams fans treated as team struggles to keep water stocked

One key problem on Sunday: An inability to make sure the concession stands were stocked with water throughout the game, even though there was water in the building.

How to get to and park at the LA Coliseum for the Rams

We've got the details for Rams fans — everything from parking to public transportation and what to expect once you get there Sunday.

Rams agree to pay for security at LA Coliseum

The agreement also covers the cost of fire and sanitation services. The team has agreed to make retroactive payments for two preseason home games from last month.

SoCal Gas must pay $4 million for not reporting Porter Ranch leak

It requires the utility to pay the maximum legal fine, as well as adopting additional safety measures beyond what's required by law at the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility.

LA votes to increase fees on developers for more parks

The fees are paid for by residential developments and are meant to mitigative negative impacts and to add park space for residents as those developments are built.

Labor Day 2016: Travel tips, what to do in LA and more

If you're lucky enough to get to rest from your labor a little more with a long weekend, we've got everything you need to know about traveling, staying in town and much more.

11 must-sees at LA Fleet Week

Los Angeles's Fleet Week starts Friday and runs through Monday — and it's totally free. Here's everything worth your time.

5 arrested for distributing 'spice' on Skid Row

More than 50 people were hospitalized recently in two mass overdoses of the artificial marijuana drug.

How you can keep the Olympic spirit alive after the 2016 Games

The 2016 Olympic Games are over, but they once again provided inspiration to viewers around the world. Here's how you can support the Olympics and get involved.

Motion banning 'spice' heading to LA City Council

Councilman Englander announced that he's putting forward an emergency motion to create an ordinance banning the sale, possession and transportation of the drug "spice."

Blue Cut Fire: 105 homes destroyed; authorities try to determine cause

Crews continue to make progress in fighting the massive wildfire. The blaze has destroyed 105 homes and 216 outbuildings. By Sunday afternoon, all mandatory evacuations had been lifted.

Harriet Tubman Press wants to free African-American work

As an exiled Ethiopian journalist, the publisher of Harriet Tubman Press knows what it's like to struggle to get your voice out. Now, he's trying to change that.

Home-invasion/sexual assault suspect arrested by LAPD

A suspect in several home invasions and attempted rapes/attacks beginning on Aug. 1 has been arrested, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.