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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
Bieber has to complete five days of community labor and an anger management program, pay $80,900 in restitution and has been placed on probation.
Serial rapist Christopher Hubbart, who had more than 50 known victims, has been released to a residence in an unincorporated area of L.A. County near Palmdale.
Los Angeles writer Rick Remender is under fire over a Captain America comic he wrote, with the problem coming down to an apparently misunderstood timeline.
A great white shark bit a long-distance swimmer at the Manhattan Beach Pier Saturday morning, Los Angeles County Fire Inspector R. Flores tells KPCC.
Famed soul singer Bobby Womack has died at the age of 70, according to a representative for Womack's label XL Recordings. Listen to some of his greatest recordings.
Tthe cities that made real estate blog Movot's snobbiest cities list and how it was determined left some KPCC readers perturbed. Here's what you had to say about it.
Beverly Hills adopted new safety rules this week after two LAPD officers were killed in separate crashes with construction vehicles on the steep Loma Vista Drive.
McDonnell has won more than 49 percent of the vote, but didn't have the 50 percent needed in counts thus far to avoid a runoff for sheriff.
San Marino Mayor Dennis Kneier resigned Wednesday a week and a half after video of the mayor tossing a bag of dog poop on his neighbor's yard went viral.
The Forest Service noted that crews were still worried about blowing embers causing spot fires outside the containment lines and that they were facing steep rocky terrain.
If New York had won, Garcetti would have had to sing "New York, New York" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," but instead, de Blasio has to deliver Randy Newman's, "I Love L.A."
A Camarillo High School sophomore was arrested for allegedly threatening to kill another student, carry out a shooting at the school and then kill himself, police said.
A budget deal has been reached between California Gov. Brown and leaders in the state Legislature, according to a statement from Brown's office.
Los Angeles joins San Francisco, Boston and Washington, D.C. on the short list of American cities in the running for the 2024 games.
It's a sign of the changing face of music, with samples included in a variety of genres — the Grammys had previously only allowed samples in the best rap song category.