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

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.

Brown vetoes bill allowing recognition of more than 2 parents

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Sunday that would have allowed more than two people to be recognized as legal parents for a child.

Chef who said he boiled wife's body found guilty of murder

A chef who said he boiled his wife’s body for four days to hide evidence of her death was found guilty of second-degree murder Thursday by a Los Angeles jury.

West Hollywood construction crane falls over; worker hurt (MAP)

A crane worker was hospitalized Wednesday after a crane toppled off a wall at a West Hollywood construction site, NBC Los Angeles reports.

PHOTOS: KNX evacuated due to beeping package, turns out to be promo

A suspicious beeping package forced the evacuation of the offices of KNX, but it turned out to be a promo item sent to the Wave radio station — a clock promoting a BET special.

Despite growing pains, Stan Lee's Comikaze draws tens of thousands

It was the convention’s first year with Stan Lee’s name attached, which brought more people — and the fire marshal shutting the doors due to crowds inside.

MAP: 7 places to watch the space shuttle Endeavour fly over LA

The space shuttle Endeavour will fly into Los Angeles Friday morning at about 10:30 a.m. Where can you go check it out?

POLL: Should El Monte 'Gangnam' lifeguards get their jobs back?

A group of 14 lifeguards at an El Monte aquatic center are on a quest to get their jobs back after they were fired for posting a video riffing on Psy's "Gangnam Style."

POLL: Occupy 1-year anniversary: Did it make a difference?

The Occupy Wall Street movement began one year ago on Sept. 17, 2011 when protesters set up camp in New York City's Zuccotti Park, in the financial district.