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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. 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.
Stories by Mike Roe
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.
Creator Genndy Tartakovsky tells us how he's never been able to escape the character, but he's excited to bring Jack back for a grand finale.
One Sanders supporter described incidents including food allegedly being thrown at another Sanders backer, as well as another allegedly being pushed down stairs.
There aren't as many big movie panels at Comic-Con this year as fans are used to seeing, but there are still plenty of surprises.
A fire burning near the 101 Freeway and the Cahuenga Boulevard exit appeared to be largely under control, but firefighters were still fighting it late Tuesday afternoon.
Comic books have increasingly diverse characters, but mainstream creators remain predominantly white. The Museum of Latin American Art is giving Latino creators the spotlight.
UC Berkeley student Nicolas Leslie, 20, is known to have been at the Bastille Day celebration and is still unaccounted for. Leslie is from Southern California.
People fled into the streets after a truck drove into a crowd celebrating the holiday on the city's promenade Thursday evening.
A bill passed by the Senate on Wednesday includes a provision allowing the transfer San Bernardino County's Ontario airport out of Los Angeles's control to Ontario's.
Police officers across Southern California are wearing black bands across their badges to mourn the deaths of five of their colleagues in Dallas.
The people who were injured were attempting to extinguish the fire and save dogs from the rescue facility, Fire Capt. Keith Mora told KPCC.
People affected by the Erskine Fire are returning home now — or at least trying to, as more than 200 structures, including many homes, were destroyed.
Firefighters were able to use more of their resources building containment line and fighting the fire directly rather than focusing on protecting homes on Thursday.
The warning level on AQMD's air quality index is red. That means it's unhealthy for everyone — not just people with respiratory problems.