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

'Amazing Spider-Man' satisfies despite unresolved mysteries

The Amazing Spider-Man is in theaters now, for everyone who wanted another Spider-Man origin story 10 years after the last one. Verdict: It's actually good.

Star Wars Night a solid hit at Dodger Stadium

Star Wars Night is back at Dodger Stadium. It's a celebration of all things Star Wars, which the Dodgers have been putting on for several years now.

Arrested Development art show hits Gallery 1988

A showing of Arrested Development tribute art opens Friday night at Gallery 1988's Melrose location in Hollywood — "There's Always Money In The Banana Stand."

'Bye BCS: College presidents approve college football playoffs

College football will finally have playoffs. Come 2014, the BCS (Bowl Championship Series) is dead.

Big-rig crash, pile-up on the 14 injures more than a dozen

Fire officials say a freeway pile-up in northern L.A. County involves at least 19 vehicles, a big-rig, and has injured at least 15 people, two of them critically.

Comedian Louis CK cuts scalpers out of the deal

If you try to sell your ticket for above the original price, Louis C.K. is reserving the right to cancel the ticket. Sorry, scalpers.

Warped Tour hits Southern California, 17 years into its run

The crowd's gotten younger and critics have argued that the show's become more corporate, but the Warped Tour still plays to thousands across the country.

Howard Kremer wants you to 'have a summah' with his new album

Comedian Howard Kremer is capitalizing on the viral success of his summer enthusiasm (excuse me — as Kremer puts it, "summah") with an entire album of summah songs.

Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak on life support

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak was being kept alive by life support after he was rushed from prison to a military hospital in a rapidly worsening condition, officials said.

Arsenio Hall returning to syndicated TV

American Idol's Randy Jackson may have led the use of the word "dog" in the years since Arsenio Hall's late night talk was canceled, but Arsenio is coming back.

Remembering Goodfellas' Henry Hill

I'd never seen "Goodfellas." But I was one of the hundreds who had the chance to hear him speak at a screening of the film.

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.