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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
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.
Two pieces of news broke geek minds Tuesday: Disney is buying Lucasfilm. And there will be a Star Wars: Episode VII in 2015. With episodes 8 and 9 to follow.
Sandy's been reclassified as a "post tropical cyclone," but it still packs a hurricane's wallop. Now, the Internet itself is being affected as major websites are knocked offline.
Despite Sandy hitting the northeast, forcing residents to either evacuate or hunker down, the East Coast king of late night David Letterman is going on with his show.
Prosecutors filed murder, attempted-murder and other charges Monday against the 30-year-old man who allegedly shot and killed three people last week in Downey.
In California, we’re mostly out of the line of fire when it comes to TV political ads. Here’s a look at the flurry of ads you may not have seen.
A car crashed into a Canoga Park Target store Friday afternoon, injuring multiple people, said Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Ready to share the latest funny video with your friends? If you like PSY's "Gangnam Style," watch the first minute. If you don't, watch the rest.
Four people have been detained for questioning in connection with Wednesday's fatal shootings that left three dead in Downey, police say.
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.