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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
Metro's offering parking at three of its new Expo Line extension stations — 544 spaces total, with 221 requiring permits. But there are a few rules.
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department psychologist was charged Monday with multiple counts of sexually molesting a young boy and girl.
Nineteen firefighters died three years ago in a fire that burned 8,000 acres. The lone survivor, Brendan McDonough, told KPCC his story.
The trial of Enrique Marquez Jr., who bought the rifles used in the San Bernardino attack, is being pushed back from July 19, 2016 to March 21, 2017.
A memorial to honor Prince is scheduled for Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Spring Street steps of City Hall, with performers including the Time and Faith Evans.
This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day. It comes as comic books become more diverse on the page, while also drawing a more diverse audience.
See what California looked like more than a hundred years ago when remote San Miguel Island reopens this month.
Star Wars fans are celebrating Star Wars Day — May the 4th. A new analysis looks at online comments by fans to see if "Star Wars" fans can back up that pun.
Luis Fernando Alarcon, 19, is being charged with a felony count of vandalism over $400 and a misdemeanor charge of inciting a riot.
The free rides will be available on the entire Expo Line, not just the new extension. They begin at noon May 20 and last until close of service May 21.
A debate for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor's 5th District is set for Wednesday night. The current supervisor, Mike Antonovich, is retiring due to term limits.
Two of three northbound lanes through the Sepulveda Tunnel near LAX are set to close overnight Wednesday, starting at 11 p.m.
The upcoming Marvel Studios movie has faced controversy for casting "the Ancient One," a character who is Asian in the original comic, with white actress Tilda Swinton.
The song asks how much more open Prince and his partner could be if they were friends, not lovers. Read about what made the song special and watch Prince perform it here.
Prince doesn't have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame so you'll have to find another way to pay tribute to the Purple One, who passed away Thursday morning. Here's how.