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

Evacuations lifted as storm moves through SoCal

KPCC covered the impact of this powerful storm as it drenched communities from Santa Barbara to Riverside counties on Thursday. Read all the details here.

Powerful storm hits SoCal, triggering evacuations

Thousands of residents evacuated their homes ahead of the storm while others were waiting it out and hoping for the best.

Strong storm headed for SoCal; mandatory evacuations ordered

The so-called atmospheric river is expected arrive Tuesday and last through Thursday night. The system could bring season-high rainfall and flash flooding. See the full list of evacuation orders here.

Protesters gather to welcome Trump to Los Angeles

This is Trump's first visit to the state as president. It comes as the Trump administration battles California over its refusal to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

Mandatory evacuations lifted in Santa Barbara County

The decision to lift evacuations was made "in consultation with the National Weather Service and other public safety officials," county officials said.

Trump administration escalates California immigration feud

The U.S. attorney general told law enforcement officers Wednesday that the Justice Department sued California because state laws are preventing federal immigration agents from doing their jobs. Gov. Jerry Brown called him a liar.

Oscars 2018: Downloadable bingo cards for you to play along — and play with us

The Academy Awards are this Sunday night! We have fun downloadable bingo cards for you to share with your party — and we'll also be playing along on Twitter, @KPCC.

3 Joshua Tree children found living in large box for 4 years; parents arrested

The children were 11, 13 and 14. There were mounds of trash and human feces discovered on the property, as well as approximately 30-40 cats roaming freely inside a trailer.

LA billionaire in talks to buy Los Angeles Times

Patrick Soon-Shiong — an L.A.-based billionaire, physician and major Tronc shareholder — is in advanced talks to purchase the L.A. Times, according to NPR's David Folkenflik.

LA Sheriff's Dept. believes someone stole gun after fatal shooting of 16-year-old

Officials say deputies saw a handgun tucked into the teen's waistband. A foot chase ensued, and when he turned back toward them, they fired. No weapon has been recovered.

Roads impacted by Montecito mudslide set to reopen by end of January

Following the catastrophic mudslide from earlier this month, most county roads and major utilities will be back in service by Jan. 31 — not including the areas of Montecito impacted by the flood and debris flow.

How home schooling works in California

The two Riverside County parents accused of abusing their 13 children, ages 2 to 29, were also home schooling them. Here's how home schooling is — or isn't — regulated here.

Victim search expands as mudslides kill 17

There were also at least 25 injured, with thousands still under evacuation orders. At least 50 had to be rescued by helicopters.

SoCal storm triggers mudslides, killing at least 15 and destroying homes

There were also at least 25 injured, with thousands still under evacuation orders. In Burbank, the storm overflowed a storm basin Tuesday afternoon, sending mud flowing through.

Rain prompts evacuations for Southern California burn areas

With the first major storm of the season heading for Southern California, residents in the burn areas for recent major fires are preparing for potential mudslides.