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

LA Dodgers sale approved by bankruptcy court

A federal bankruptcy court has approved the plan by the L.A. Dodgers that would put the team on track to exit bankruptcy with new owners including Magic Johnson.

USC announces $125,000 reward for info on grad students' murder

The LAPD held a news conference Friday on the two USC grad students shot and killed near campus, where USC also publicly announced a $125,000 reward.

TV show 'Smallville' continues in comic book form

"Smallville" was the longest running sci-fi/fantasy series on network TV, running 10 seasons before going off the air. Well, it's back, except in comic book form.

101 Freeway chase suspect: 'I have a gun'

Police released more details on the driver who led the police on a chase Wednesday night on the 101 Freeway that led to police shooting and killing the suspect.

Obama says that Jay-Z is the easy answer over Kanye West

I've got a secret: I prefer Kanye. This is something I don't share with President Obama, who, in a recent Atlantic article, says emphatically that he prefers Jay-Z.

101 Freeway chase ends with a dead suspect

A wild pursuit ended in gunfire on the 101 Freeway, with police shooting and killing the suspect who was fleeing while pointing something at officers.

2 USC students from China shot to death in West Adams area

L.A. Police continue to search for the person who shot and killed two USC students early Wednesday while they sat in a car in the West Adams neighborhood.

Kristen Stewart LA art show curator celebrates KStew, genuinely

Curator Julia Vickerman says her Kristen Stewart show comes from a genuine love and fascination with the "Twilight" star.

Schwarzenegger talks 'Triplets' in secret 2011 interview

Never heard of the movie it's a sequel to, "Twins"? Well, that might mean you're 24 years old or under, because it came out 24 years ago in December 1988.

6 of 7 victims in Christian college shooting identified

Six students and one employee died when a gunman opened fire at Christian-based Oikos University in Oakland, Calif. Authorities identified six of the seven victims Tuesday.

Should a transgender contestant be let back into Miss Universe?

Jenna Talackova wanted to compete in Miss Universe but got booted because she was born a man. She came to L.A. for a press conference with her new celebrity attorney.

Have hipsters gone too far? The Kristen Stewart art show

A show with art centered around Kristen Stewart. Yes, really. That Kristen Stewart. The one from the "Twilight" movies, notorious for showing about 1.5 emotions.

'Heroes + Villains' combines superheroes and gay culture

Geek art is growing, going from the Internet to places like L.A.'s Gallery 1988. A show in that vein combining superheroes with gay culture is opening in Atlanta.

SAG/AFTRA actors unions merge into 1

The final act in the drama over whether the two big actors unions SAG and AFTRA would merge played out Friday, with the unions' members voting for them to join together.

Villaraigosa: LA must lay off 'large number of employees'

"We're going to lay off a large number of employees. I'm not going to say how many," Villaraigosa said at the City Administrative Officer Investors Conference.