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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
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