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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
Gov. Brown said in his State of the State address that he could stick around past his term limits — if he funded a ballot initiative to make it happen. He framed it as a joke, but was it?
"It's a hard issue, I think even for lawyers. It's like a law school exam question," one of the Alarcons' lawyers, Amy Jacks, told KPCC.
Part of the 101 Freeway is going to be closing for 40 hours to allow for the demolition of part of the Sixth Street Viaduct, starting Friday at 10 p.m.
The Culver City Police Department is holding a community workshop Thursday night in the wake of concerns from the public over coyotes in the area.
Who will take home the coveted Oscars for best picture, director, actor and actress and supporting actor and actress at the 2016 Academy Awards?
Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister passed away last month, but fans have another chance to celebrate his life with his memorial service.
Flash flood warnings were in effect for Los Angeles and Ventura counties and heavy rains were forecast for Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Brown declared a state of emergency over the natural gas leak that has driven thousands from their homes in the Porter Ranch neighborhood over the past two months.
L.A. FBI official David Bowdich said investigators are specifically seeking information about an 18-minute gap between the deadly attack and the shootout in which both attackers were killed.
In another year of covering Southern California, KPCC's journalists have reported on everything from minimum wage to Maroon 5. Here are 2015's top 10 most popular stories.
Palos Verdes Estates' police chief says he wants to make an arrest of one of the members of notorious group. An attorney representing several victims says talk is cheap.
Politwoops had their access pulled by Twitter. Now, Twitter is reversing course, restoring the chance to see what politicians don't want you to see.
Are you among those who aren't fully versed in the Star Wars mythology? Here's a quick lesson in the key characters and why they resonate so deeply with audiences.
All Los Angeles Unified schools are scheduled to reopen Wednesday following a district-wide closure prompted by a threat of violence.
Palm Desert man is booked on five felony charges — including commission of a hate crime and arson — related to Friday's alleged arson fire at Islamic center.