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
Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge says that a memorial for public TV personality Huell Howser will be held Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Griffith Observatory.
The Directors Guild announced their 2012 nominations Tuesday — too bad, so sad for Quentin Tarantino, who many thought earned a nod with “Django Unchained."
California Gov. Jerry Brown told reporters at a news conference Tuesday morning that he has completed his treatment for prostate cancer.
Using the power of a wristband, Disney World visitors will soon have instant access to even more conveniences. The only price: Letting the Mouse know your every movement.
Ready to usher in 2013? If you’re sick of sitting around your home or hunting for a house party, here are some of the big New Year’s Eve happenings around LA.
L.A. Metro is offering free rides on their bus and rail systems on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Been drinking? Hop on a free subway ride.
Several significant power outages have been caused Tuesday, Dec. 18 by strong winds. These include 2,700 without power in Monrovia and 7,800 in Torrance.
Police have arrested a pre-teen they say is responsible for making prank calls that reported violence at the homes of Justin Bieber and Ashton Kutcher, leading officers there.
YouTube produced a video mashing up the two big YouTube smash hit songs of the year with YouTube icons like Annoying Orange and Felicia Day.
Happy birthday, little boy blue: It’s Mega Man’s birthday! To celebrate the video game star’s birth, Capcom is releasing a free game online — Street Fighter X Mega Man.
The British superstars released two albums Stateside this year, “Up All Night” and “Take Me Home,” scoring hits including signature song, “What Makes You Beautiful.”
SoCal is speaking up on gun-related issues following Friday's tragedy at a school in Connecticut. At least 27 people have died, the majority of them young children.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s jailer Jermaine Jackson was arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly assaulting inmates and falsifying the subsequent police reports.
People don’t watch ads on TV anymore, but a hell of a lot of them watched creative ads on YouTube — the most watched ad of the year netted almost 21 million views.
Cal State Fullerton has been locked down while police search the campus for suspects in an armed robbery at a Riverside County jewelry store.