Mike Roe Digital News Producer

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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

FBI seeks 'make it quick bandit' bank robber (slideshow)

The FBI is seeking a bank robber dubbed the "make it quick bandit" suspected of a holding up banks inside grocery stores in the greater Los Angeles area.

Tarzana swings into celebrating 100 years of Tarzan (slideshow)

Tarzana has a funny name, but it's no coincidence that it sounds like a certain king of the jungle — the town was named for Tarzan.

Over 20,000 fake shoes seized at LA/Long Beach port (slideshow)

Over 20,000 counterfeit shoes violating the Christian Louboutin trademark were seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently.

Bill could cause trouble for LA Unified teacher evaluation plan

A bill in the state Legislature would include how teachers are evaluated in negotiations, which could get in the way of using student test scores in evaluations.

The ultimate 'Back to School' survival guide

August 14 is back to school for LAUSD, and KPCC is here to help jumpstart the season with specialized suggestions from every corner of the internet playground.

Photo slideshow: All 48 California 2012 Olympic gold medalists

Check out our gallery of every single Californian who won a gold medal at the London Olympics this month.

2 San Bernardino schools on short days due to heat

Arrowhead Elementary School and Cajon High School are on a minimum day schedule due to what the district has termed a "lack of adequate air conditioning."

Photos: 'Onion Field' killer Gregory Powell dies at age 79

Gregory Powell, known as one of the kidnappers whose case was made famous in the book "The Onion Field," has died at age 79.

GeekGirlCon brings women together to geek out on pop culture

This weekend, women from around the nation are converging on GeekGirlCon in Seattle, Washington, and one of them is L.A. Web actress Stephanie Thorpe.

California grid operator lifts weekend 'Flex Alert'

California's power grid operator has lifted its call for statewide energy conservation this weekend, despite the continuing heat wave.

Olympics: Brazil ready to play Mexico for men's soccer gold

Brazil is the favorite in Saturday's men's soccer final against Mexico, a team which will also be looking for its first Olympic gold. Also: Where to watch.

California heat wave continues

Californians sweltering in a heat wave are being urged to reduce their power consumption — including that air conditioning you may desperately want to be using.

US women get shot at 1st Olympic water polo gold

Maggie Steffens and the rest of the U.S. team get a fresh crack at a gold medal, this time against Spain in Thursday's final of the London Games.

Big rig jackknifes, blocking eastbound 10 Freeway

A crash involving a big rig and a pickup truck Tuesday morning blocked the eastbound San Bernardino (10) Freeway in Baldwin Park and left two people hurt.

UFC brings the fights back to Staples Center — and Fox

UFC is bringing mixed martial arts back to L.A. once again this Saturday for a live event that will be broadcast on Fox. How will it fare against the Olympics?