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

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.

VIdeo: 'Gangnam' star Psy asks El Monte to rehire lifeguards

K-pop star Psy, creator of the viral video hit "Gangnam Style," said in a video that the mayor of El Monte should bring back the lifeguards who were fired for shooting a spoof video of the song.

Mad Magazine celebrates 60 years of questioning authority

Before there was the latest funny Twitter account, there was Mad Magazine. It made a name for itself playing class clown, and it's still kicking 60 years later.

Who are the Coptic Christians and what do they believe?

The California man suspected of making “Innocence of Muslims,” a film denigrating Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, is a Coptic Christian. What do Coptic Christian actually believe?

POLL: Robin Hood robbery: Would you return the money?

Bank robbers threw money from their windows in a chase that ended in South L.A., which some local residents grabbed. The problem? Keeping it's illegal.

VIDEO: 'Occupy Monsanto' anti-genetic foods protesters arrested

Nine anti-genetic foods activists have been arrested for blocking the gates to a large Southern California seed plant.

Bank robbers throw money from car during high-speed chase

A wild pursuit of bank robbers across Southern California came to an end with the capture of two men who had hurled cash out the windows during the chase.

POLL: Support illegal immigrants using library cards as IDs?

The L.A. City Council voted to consider a proposal to give library cards to those who can't get driver's licenses due to being in the U.S. illegally. Do you support it?

VIDEO: Jerry 'The King' Lawler suffers heart attack on live TV

Pro wrestler and wrestling announcer Jerry "The King" Lawler suffered a heart attack during the live WWE Raw broadcast Monday night. He appeared in L.A. just last month.

SNL is counting on Chicago, 3 new performers added

To take the place of departing funny people Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Abby Elliott, Saturday Night Live will be adding three Chicago-types to roll call.

'Dancing With The Stars' dancer killed in fiery crash

An apparent drunk driving accident at a Studio City pizzeria killed three, including a young man who appeared on "Dancing With The Stars" as a "Champion Kid" in 2007.

POLL: Do you support an updated assault weapons bill?

In the wake of recent mass shootings, Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced Wednesday plans to bring back an updated bill to ban assault weapons.