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
Larry King moderated a third-party presidential debate Tuesday night, including Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party) and Jill Stein (Green Party).
A man died after an apparent shark attack off the Santa Barbara County coast. It happened near Surf Beach at Vandenberg Air Force Base.
In the latest blow to journalism in the 21st century, Clark Kent is quitting the Daily Planet. Here are some suggestions for future Kent career options.
Preliminary findings in the suicide of "Top Gun" director Tony Scott showed no cancer, despite an early report claiming Scott suffered from brain cancer.
All lanes of the eastbound 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar were shut down Friday after three trucks collided. The lanes are expected to stay closed until at least 6 p.m.
Detectives had previously released the 42 pictures of the women to news outlets but police hope the public can aid them via Facebook and Twitter.
The Oregon Supreme Court ordered the release of the files after a 2010 case brought by a man who had been sexually abused by a Scout leader.
Fire officials have downgraded the size of the fire, which has slowed down as it burns up a steep slope. The cause is still unknown.
Along with the usual Twitter jokes, three topics made social media users lose it. (The following tweets have been censored for your perusal.)
KCET and LinkTV are joining forces to create KCETLink. The two outlets say the merger will create a powerful new independent public transmedia company.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting the 2013 Golden Globes, so we've put together video of some of their most memorable moments.
A bank executive sought help from police because he had taken bath salts — and says he was beaten by a pair of L.A. police officers two days later in a neighboring city.
The idea hatched over a year ago. Through the power of a Kickstarter campaign, they managed to raise $20,000 in 30 days.
A couple will be getting married Saturday at the Natural History Museum — at the same time the shuttle Endeavour will be pulling up to the Science Center next door.
“Singin’ In The Rain” star Debbie Reynolds has been hospitalized and is canceling upcoming appearances; see video of her 4 most memorable moments.