Mike Roe

Arts & Entertainment, LAist

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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

Las Vegas updates: Shooting timeline released by sheriff

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 legend Tom Petty dies; sold 80 million records

Rock musician Tom Petty has died, according to a statement issued by his longtime manager on behalf of the family. Petty was 66.

Las Vegas Strip shooting: At least 59 dead, more than 500 injured

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.

Burbank's mayor announces he has stage 4 liver cancer

A transplant or traditional chemotherapy are not viable options, Rogers said, but he noted that he was participating in drug trials and immunotherapy.

Play Emmys 2017 bingo: Printable cards for you to play along

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.

How to buy the new iPhones Apple just announced

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.

La Tuna Fire, one of the largest in LA history, burns thousands of acres

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.

8,270 Boyle Heights homes lose power during heat wave

The area is expected to have its power restored by midnight, but it comes amidst a heat wave sweeping through the region.

#MyFirstRent: I lived in a hostel for $900 a month

We're looking for your stories about the first place you lived in Los Angeles and how much you paid for rent. Read a story from one of KPCC's own, and share yours!

Here are the best eclipse moments across Southern California

Well, eclipse day came and went. Some folks flocked to places like the Griffith Observatory, while others caught a glimpse during their normal routine.

Fire shuts down I5 southbound lanes in the Grapevine

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.

Immigrant dad gets an emergency stay from deportation

An emergency stay was issued Monday keeping Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez from being deported. He was arrested Feb. 28 by immigration officials while dropping his daughters off at school

Your guide to Comic-Con 2017: 11 must-see panels

Here are some of this year's most talked about Comic-Con panels — good luck getting in!

Calexit comic book accidentally became extra topical

The new comic book "Calexit" has a definite point of view, taking readers into a dystopian story that draws upon elements of the real world. See art from the book and read an interview with the writer.

Alamo Fire burns 24,000 acres in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo counties

The Alamo Fire has grown to 24,000 acres, according to Cal Fire. The fire, which started Thursday afternoon, has burned at an extreme rate of speed.