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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
Turn down the lights and light some celebratory candles — male model/butter-substitute spokesperson Fabio became a U.S. citizen on Wednesday in downtown L.A.
Mike Roe gives us the "Roedown" on all you need to know about WonderCon, March 25-27 — and how some think it's an audition for L.A. to woo San Diego Comic-Con.
A permanent "The Walking Dead" attraction is coming this summer, following three years of seasonal "Walking Dead" mazes as part of the annual Halloween Horror Nights.
Recently Cartoon Network revealed that one of their most beloved original shows, "The Powerpuff Girls," was returning to the network. What's with all of the revisited content?
The caretakers discovered the koala missing last Thursday. Officials say surveillance video places the mountain lion on zoo grounds at about the same time.
One of the aspects of Nancy Reagan that put her in the public's imagination the most was her "Just Say No" anti-drug campaign. Watch highlights from that campaign here.
Downtown Los Angeles is getting 15 new pedestrian "headstart" signals to help improve the safety of people crossing the street when vehicles are trying to make right turns.
Morricone is up for the Best Original Score at this Sunday's Oscars for "The Hateful Eight" — which could be his first win — but he's been creating memorable movie music since the '50s.
Despite reports that Murphy Ranch, thought to be part of a Nazi-sympathizer compound inhabited in the 1930s and '40s, was set to be torn down, that's not quite true.
The state Legislature is considering a moratorium on injecting gas into the Aliso Canyon storage facility, which leaked methane in the Porter Ranch area for several months.
L.A. County had the largest number of new registered voters sign up since early 2012 — but they came in fourth for percentage increase relative to the county's large population.
Rosendahl had several hospital visits and a brief stay in a convalescent home, and both his medical team and his family "feel that he is in his twilight days."
Work crews digging a relief well intercepted the leaking well on Thursday, allowing them to pump heavy fluids inside, the company said in a statement.
We've been dealing with a heat wave in the greater L.A. area, and while temperatures are expected to cool down going into the weekend, things start heating up again Sunday.
The president is scheduled to attend fundraisers in Silicon Valley Thursday before flying to Los Angeles, where he'll also attend Democratic fundraisers and tape an interview with Ellen DeGeneres.