Mike Roe Digital News Producer

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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

'Rewind YouTube Style 2012' mashes up YouTube culture

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.

Mega Man celebrates 25 years with free Street Fighter crossover

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.

One Direction named MTV's 2012 Artist of the Year

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.”

Connecticut School Shooting: LA speaks up about guns

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.

LA Sheriff's jailer arrested for allegedly assaulting inmates

Los Angeles County sheriff’s jailer Jermaine Jackson was arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly assaulting inmates and falsifying the subsequent police reports.

VIDEO: The top 10 most watched ads of 2012 on YouTube

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.

PHOTOS: Cal State Fullerton locked down as police search campus

Cal State Fullerton has been locked down while police search the campus for suspects in an armed robbery at a Riverside County jewelry store.

Gov. Brown getting radiation treatment for prostate cancer

California Gov. Jerry Brown is being treated with radiation for early stage prostate cancer, his office announced Wednesday.

LIVE VIDEO: 12.12.12: The Concert for Sandy Relief

It’s 12/12/12, the last repeating date like that we’ll see this century and the day of a concert to benefit victims of “Superstorm Sandy," starting at 4:30 p.m. Pacific.

Comedian Maria Bamford's 10 best Reddit AMA answers

L.A. comedian Maria Bamford did a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) Monday. She answered about 40 questions, and here’s a look at some of her most interesting answers.

Documentary 'Sound City' looks at legendary Van Nuys studio

In the new documentary “Sound City,” Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl goes director on us to detail the rise and fall of Van Nuys recording studio Sound City.

Mike Judge returns to TV with 'Silicon Valley' on HBO

Mike Judge, creator of shows like “Beavis and Butt-Head” and “King of the Hill,” just signed a deal with HBO to return to TV once again with a dark comedy he cowrote.

VIDEO: Surveillance video captures hit-and-run of 7-year-old

Investigators released surveillance video Wednesday of a hit-and-run that injured a 7-year-old girl. Second-grader Evelyn Sanchez was hit by a speeding black SUV.

LA's Cinefamily theater seeks $144,000 to go digital (video)

Cinefamily, the eclectic L.A. art house/revival theater, is doing a Kickstarter to help them buy a digital projector and kick the rest of the experience up a notch.

VIDEO: Comedian Katt Williams goes from arrests to retirement

Katt Williams had planned to announce his retirement in L.A., but a Seattle reporter caught up to him and got him to spill the beans early: Williams is retiring.