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Mike Roe is the arts & entertainment editor for LAist, as well as being part of KPCC's broader coverage online and on air. He's covered events like Comic-Con and E3, as well as breaking news, from fires to shootings. 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 LAist/KPCC, Mike writes TV drama scripts with his wife Kristiana; his writing has been honored in several contests. He also writes and performs sketch comedy at several local comedy theaters. He's 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 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.
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As an exiled Ethiopian journalist, the publisher of Harriet Tubman Press knows what it's like to struggle to get your voice out. Now, he's trying to change that.
A suspect in several home invasions and attempted rapes/attacks beginning on Aug. 1 has been arrested, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
A wildfire burning out of control in the mountainous Cajon Pass was heading toward the community of Wrightwood Tuesday, U.S. Forest officials said.
The fire was reported Tuesday in a sparsely populated area but quickly expanded and shut down portions of the 15 Freeway and Highway 138.
The suspect has worn the same clothes in each incident: blue high-top sneakers and a green T-shirt with an image of the Virgin Mary.
Until now, people have had to transfer between the Red and Orange lines at street level, using Lankershim Boulevard. It took more time for commuters and posed safety issues.
Lots of sports seem to be teeter on the edge of inclusion in the Olympic Games. Which sports on the borderline do you want in — or out?
The incidents occurred about 20 minutes apart and less than a mile from each other, according to the Glendale Police Department.
Acclaimed graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang - who just won a Genius Grant - tells us how he drew from the earliest Superman stories to create a Superman with a chip on his shoulder.
The #FirstSevenJobs social media trend captures how we all made it where we are today. We reached out to the L.A. City Council to find out their stories.
We've got all the details on how to watch the Olympics — including where to watch them live in L.A.
A fire that broke out after a backhoe struck a gas main Wednesday in Woodland Hills has been extinguished, according to LADWP officials. Evacuations have been lifted.
The movie has a 33 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. But comic book legend Jim Lee tells KPCC that they're using the inspiration of the movie's trailers to do something different.
A man is in critical condition following surgery after he was shot by Santa Ana officers working the beat around Orange County's Civic Center.
Video game "Abzû" wants to take you on an emotional journey into an underwater world. It's the first game to come from Santa Monica's Giant Squid Studios.