Mike Roe

Digital News Producer

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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

US Ebola patient told hospital he was from Liberia, sister says (updated)

Federal health authorities are working to reassure the public they’re ready to contain the Ebola virus after the first confirmed case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S.

Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo shot and killed; wife held

Bell Gardens' mayor Daniel Crespo has been shot during a domestic dispute; police are holding his wife, Levette, who allegedly shot him several times.

4 of America's most musical universities are in California

Four California colleges made Spotify's list of schools where students listen to streaming music the most: UCLA, UC Berkeley, USC and, coming in at number one, Cal Poly.

ESPN suspends Bill Simmons for calling NFL Commissioner a liar

Simmons has been suspended for comments where he called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a liar regarding the Ray Rice abuse scandal. Listen to Simmons' comments here.

South Pasadena shooting plot: Teens sent home on house arrest

Two teens who were arrested for allegedly plotting to kill students and staff at South Pasadena High School are being sent home under house arrest until their next court appearance.

Port of Los Angeles fire: Terminals resume full operations (updated)

A fire at the Port of Los Angeles has been almost contained, according to city officials. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control after changing tactics Tuesday morning.

Seal Beach approves coyote trap and kill plan

Following coyotes killing pets in the community, the City Council voted 4-0 Monday night to approve two two-week trapping sessions starting next week.

'Angel City' time-lapse video tours viewers through nighttime LA

A new time-lapse video taken around Los Angeles takes viewers around L.A. in sped-up nighttime shots over the course of four minutes, from Griffith Observatory to downtown.

New Michael Jackson/Queen song released: 'There Must Be More to Life Than This'

The new Queen compilation "Queen Forever" has people talking with the release of a collaboration between two legends: Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson.

X-Men franchise's Deadpool finally gets his own movie in 2016

If you like fourth-wall breaking, second-person addresses, you may be in the target audience for the long-in-development "Deadpool," which Fox has announced for February 2016.

'Justice League' webseries brings back iconic producer Bruce Timm

The man behind "Batman: The Animated Series" is providing a darker take on the Justice League in "Justice League: Gods and Monsters," coming to Machinima.

2014 Americana Music Awards with Loretta Lynn, Patty Griffin, more

The 2014 Americana Music Awards are Wednesday at 5 p.m. Pacific/8 p.m. Eastern. You can watch the full show live from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. here.

Heat wave: LA Zoo doles out special 'popsicles' to animals

Animals at the L.A. Zoo are getting their own cool treat: specially made popsicles, or at least what passes in the animal world for one. Also: Frozen blood.

Proposition 46: Voter support drops when they hear the details

Voters support Proposition 46 by wide margins — until they hear the details of the initiative, particularly the fiscal impact, according to a new USC/L.A. Times poll.

Proposed 'Six Californias' ballot measure fails to qualify for 2016

The proposed ballot measure to divide California into six different states has failed to qualify for the November 2016 ballot, not receiving enough valid signatures.