Mike Roe Digital News Producer

Mike Roe
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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

LA couple's wedding will be next door to shuttle Endeavour

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 hospitalized (VIDEO)

“Singin’ In The Rain” star Debbie Reynolds has been hospitalized and is canceling upcoming appearances; see video of her 4 most memorable moments.

Man arrested at LAX in body armor; luggage contained weapons

A man dressed in body armor was arrested by federal officials at LAX after a smoke grenade, gas mask, leg irons and weapons were discovered in his luggage.

Schwarzenegger's back — as WWE social media ambassador

Arnold Schwarzenegger is serving as the WWE social media ambassador Monday night during the WWE Raw pro wrestling show, tweeting about the event.

MAP: The space shuttle Endeavour's full route through LA

The space shuttle Endeavour moves this weekend from LAX to the California Science Center. Here’s a map of the route it will follow.

Bell names new temporary police chief following scandal

Bell has named a new acting police chief as part of its continuing effort to reform local government after eight former officials were indicted on corruption charges.

Update: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman split; Hollywood reacts

One of Hollywood's most enduring couples is separating, according to the AP.

Robert F. Christy, Manhattan Project atomic bomb veteran, dies

Robert F. Christy, one of the last surviving veterans of World War II's Manhattan Project, helped develop the triggering mechanism for the first atomic bomb.

Endeavour: Details on where and when to see it drive through LA

The space shuttle Endeavour begins its final mission Thursday night. Find out its path, where to see it and more.

INFOGRAPHIC: Who do iPhone users vote for? Android users?

A recent study finds that iPhone-dominated states vote one way, while the reverse is true for Android states. Check out the infographic that reveals the preferences.

Watch the Obama-Romney debate here live and listen at 89.3 FM

You can watch, listen to and discuss tonight's Obama-Romney presidential debate here, on 89.3, on Facebook and on Twitter with KPCC! Here's how.

Activists arrested for blocking LA pig slaughterhouse entrances (PHOTOS)

Activists blocked entrances to an L.A. Farmer John plant, leading to two arrests. Activists also compared the plant to Auschwitz in a press release.

Watch video of new Oscar host Seth MacFarlane's earlier gigs

Seth MacFarlane was announced Monday as the host of the 2013 Oscars ceremony. However, he’s no stranger to hosting and presenting. Here's how it's gone before.

7 little-known tricks to beat the heat

It's hot out. Monday's got an expected high of 99 in Los Angeles, with triple-digit heat in the San Fernando Valley. What's a Southern Californian to do?

Brown signs bill making it harder to get vaccine exemptions for kids

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Sunday that requires parents who don’t want their kids to receive immunizations to first talk with a licensed health care practitioner.