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

President Obama interrupted during immigration speech

The president was interrupted twice by a reporter from the conservative "Daily Caller" during a press conference outlining the administration's new immigration policy.

Grand Theft Auto 5: The elephant absent from the E3 room

The creators of the wildly popular (and morally ambivalent) Grand Theft Auto games decided to forgo the big stage of the E3 convention, but here's what we know.

Dodger Stadium beating suspects ordered to stand trial

Both suspects in the Bryan Stow case have been ordered to stand trial for assault and battery in the beating of San Francisco Giants fan Stow at Dodger Stadium.

Pasadena City College leaders investigated for bribery

L.A. County District Attorney's Office investigators searched the office and homes Thursday morning of two high-ranking administrators at Pasadena City College.

American Idol hopefuls audition at Dodger Stadium

American Idol auditions are back in Los Angeles, and this time they're taking place at Dodger Stadium. It's this year's first set of auditions.

LA Kings tickets for Game 4 go for thousands of dollars

L.A. Kings fans gathered Wednesday afternoon outside Staples Center, with some still looking to pick up last minute tickets for what could be the championship game.

Vernon officials see their large retirement packages cut

Former Vernon city administrators are getting their retirement benefits slashed. Officials call it the largest public pension reduction in state history.

Can LA break the streak of southern American Idol winners?

American Idol winners might be from the South most of the time (9 for 11 thus far), but your chance to break that streak is coming to L.A. next week.

UCLA launches 1st face transplant program in western US

UCLA is launching the first face transplant program in the western United States. Doctors are now seeking patients to participate in clinical trials.

Metro tunnel under Beverly Hills High approved

Beverly Hills city and school officials objected, but the L.A. County Metro Board approved tunneling under Beverly Hills High School for the Purple Line extension.

Jury recommends death for gang member who killed Jamiel Shaw

The jury has recommended the death penalty for gang member Pedro Espinoza for shooting and killing Los Angeles High School football player Jamiel Shaw Jr.

Booking photo released of suspect in Metro bus driver killing

Tuesday evening, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department released the booking photo of the suspect in the shooting death of a Metro bus driver.

Comedians Oswalt and Maron tweet from same flight

Patton Oswalt and Marc Maron ended up on the same flight from New York to L.A., and Twitter gentle jabbing at one another followed.

Los Angeles solar eclipse 2012 video, photos

See time-lapse video and photos of the 2012 Los Angeles solar eclipse.

LAPD arrests 2 suspects in USC murders

Police took into custody a man suspected of killing two USC students, as well as another man believed to be involved in the killings.