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
Mark Basseley Youssef, central in making controversial anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims," was sentenced to a year in prison with 4 years supervised release.
Tom Hanks was allegedly defrauded by a Southern California insurance broker, who was arrested Wednesday morning.
Republican Abel Maldonado conceded to Democratic Rep. Lois Capps Tuesday night. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Capps led 54.8 percent to 45.2 percent.
Here's your home for the latest on local races, including the L.A. County DA, House races, Senate, Measures A, B and J and more.
A wildfire erupted Monday in San Bernardino County, shutting down Interstate 15, forcing the evacuation of a community of ranch homes and burning 350 acres so far.
A third-party presidential debate between Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein took place Monday.
Cox Cable has struck a deal with Time Warner Cable to carry their SportsNet channel, the new source for the Lakers in L.A. It'll be up in time for Wednesday's game.
It’s a ways off — almost a year — but the Dodgers are giving out bobbleheads of minority share team owner Magic Johnson next season.
The New York City Marathon has been canceled, though reports indicate it may be rescheduled. The announcement came as power came back on in many parts of lower Manhattan.
A third party presidential debate moderate by Ralph Nader was held Sunday, Nov. 4, just two days before the election, at 4:30 p.m. Pacific.
Some guys might look clean-cut today, but will be growing out their facial hair for the rest of the month. How come? Movember.
Singer Mitch Lucker of the metal band Suicide Silence died Thursday morning in Orange County following a Halloween motorcycle crash. He was 28 years old.
With 8 million people still without power in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the City Council passed an emergency motion allowing the LADWP to send crews to help.
It’s Halloween! There are parties all over Los Angeles, but the most famed is the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval on Santa Monica Boulevard.
More than 7 million are without power in the Northeast, property damage is estimated in the billions of dollars and 18 deaths are reported as the storm moves inland.