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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Curator Julia Vickerman says her Kristen Stewart show comes from a genuine love and fascination with the "Twilight" star.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
More than $7 million in Los Angeles taxpayer-purchased gasoline and other fuel has gone missing in recent years, despite a $12 million fuel tracking system.
Police arrested the 911 caller who reported the alleged armed robbery that led to 19-year-old Kendrec Lavelle McDade being killed by police.
South L.A. elementary school teacher Mark Berndt, charged with lewd acts on 23 children, had his request to reduce bail from $23 million to $1 million rejected.