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Mike Roe is a digital news producer for Southern California Public Radio, as well as covering pop culture online and on air. He's covered events like Comic-Con and E3, as well as breaking news. 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 KPCC, Mike also writes and performs with several sketch comedy groups, including the Pack Theater house team Dandy and weekly topical show Top Story Weekly. He's written several TV screenplays, including one that was a quarterfinalist for the Austin Film Festival. He's also 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 KMIH 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
Mental health community meetings are being offered in Riverside County on Wednesday evening in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting.
Most of the evacuations in Anaheim and the surrounding area have been lifted. Anaheim, Orange and Tustin residents were allowed to return to evacuated homes this evening, according to Anaheim Fire and Rescue.
A brush fire that started Monday morning near Coal Canyon and the 91 Freeway quickly scorched thousands of acres, fueled by winds. Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued.
The law places sharp limits on how state and local law enforcement agencies can comply with federal immigration authorities. That puts California in conflict with President Trump.
The local victims include a Simi Valley school office manager, a Manhattan Beach special education teacher and a Manhattan Beach civilian police employee.
The sheriff gave a timeline of the shooting Wednesday. The first shots began at 10:05 p.m. Sunday and ended 10 minutes later.
Rock musician Tom Petty has died, according to a statement issued by his longtime manager on behalf of the family. Petty was 66.
A stream of gunfire rained down on a country music concert attended by thousands of people Sunday night. Hundreds of people were transported to local hospitals in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
The Emmys are this Sunday night, honoring the greatest achievements in television. What crazy things are going to happen? Play along and print your own Emmys 2017 bingo card right here.
Apple announced their new set of iPhones on Tuesday morning — the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. Here's where and how you can buy one.
The La Tuna Fire continues to burn near Burbank, Glendale and Sun Valley, scorching at least 5,800 acres of brush. The fire was about 10% contained, authorities said late Saturday.
The area is expected to have its power restored by midnight, but it comes amidst a heat wave sweeping through the region.
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Well, eclipse day came and went. Some folks flocked to places like the Griffith Observatory, while others caught a glimpse during their normal routine.
A traffic accident involving two burning big rig trucks that sparked a brush fire shut down southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in the Grapevine during Thursday afternoon traffic, according to the California Highway Patrol.