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
President Obama's overlapping science fiction references at a pre-sequester presser prompted a quick social media reaction to the flub and an inspired response from the White House.
A computer suicide note was found indicating the murders of three Orange County residents on Feb. 19 were pre-meditated, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
The juror was dismissed Thursday for misconduct after she admitted she looked up information online and had her daughter look up a definition of jury coercion.
She was reported missing by concerned family members. She was last seen wearing a black sweat suit. No foul play was suspected, but her family was concerned about her welfare.
DC Comics spoiled this week’s Batman Incorporated #8 in a New York Post article Monday morning. The comic hits the stands Wednesday. What's going to happen?
The Razzies held their 33rd annual tribute to the year's most cringe-worthy cinematic efforts Saturday, pouring scorn on some familiar personalities and performances.
The first women’s fight in UFC history takes place Saturday night in Anaheim. San Diego’s Liz Carmouche and the L.A. area’s Ronda Rousey face each other in the main event.
The Academy Awards are this Sunday night, and movie fans everywhere are making their predictions. Let us know who YOU think should win.
A private memorial service for L.A. Lakers owner Jerry Buss is being held Thursday at the Nokia Theatre, with many of the team's greatest names among the expected speakers.
A body found inside one of three large water tanks on top of the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles is that of a woman in her 20s, LAPD said.
Police now say seven people have been shot, four of whom have died, in shootings in Orange County early Tuesday morning. Investigators are searching for a motive.
Caltech president Jean-Lou Chameau announced Tuesday that he would step down from his position later this year. Chameau has served as president for seven years.
Los Angeles has been happy to join in on the latest Internet meme — including a mayoral candidate. Check out the best local renditions of the Harlem Shake here.
The cause of death for alleged murderer and ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner was "a single gunshot wound to the head," Captain Kevin Lacy said.
There are lots of cool skateboarding tricks, but it’s not that often someone does something other skateboarders haven’t seen yet. The latest: Adam Miller.