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Mike Roe is the arts & entertainment editor for LAist, as well as being part of KPCC's broader coverage online and on air. He's covered events like Comic-Con and E3, as well as breaking news, from fires to shootings. 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 LAist/KPCC, Mike writes TV drama scripts with his wife Kristiana; his writing has been honored in several contests. He also writes and performs sketch comedy at several local comedy theaters. He's 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 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
The brother of the male attacker in the 2015 San Bernardino mass shooting that left 14 dead pleaded guilty Tuesday to immigration fraud.
Mountain lion kitten P-52 was recently hit by a vehicle on the 118 Freeway and killed — the same freeway where the kitten's mother, P-39, was hit and killed Dec. 3.
Los Angeles figures out where to allocate homeless resources by doing something simple, but on a large scale: counting all the homeless throughout Greater L.A.
Comic book writer Marc Andreyko was hit hard by the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. He decided to do something about it with a new all-star anthology.
Early Tuesday morning, an officer-involved shooting left a suspect dead in the unincorporated area of East Hemet following a chase. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident.
Conservative street artist Sabo breaks put his stamp on the "Rogue One" premiere with fake movie posters titled "Rogue Won," replacing the lead with President-elect Trump.
A male suspect was shot and killed by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy on Thursday night after allegedly pulling a gun on law enforcement.
The DA’s office had been under scrutiny for allegedly using jailhouse informants to elicit incriminating statements from inmates.
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses has canceled its annual horse show, Equestfest, because of an outbreak of equine herpes virus.
You'd drive right past the one-time home of the Emmys — you won't recognize it, as it's now a TV studio. But plans are underway to bring back some of its old look, including an iconic neon sign.
This week, fans celebrated what would have been Walt Disney's 115th birthday — and this Friday, they have the chance to stake a claim to some of the rarest items in Disney history.
L.A. police and sheriff's deputies are beefing up security at the city's Metro stations after receiving information about a bomb threat to the Universal City station.
The influential singer/songwriter is being remembered Thursday in a free four-hour listening party outside on downtown L.A.'s Music Center Plaza, with a playlist curated by Cohen producer Hal Willner.
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning through Saturday evening for the Los Angeles coastal plain and the eastern San Gabriel Valley.
The restrictions will be bolstered by an expansive new enforcement system, costing $1.7 million to set up and $1 million to $1.5 million per year.