Mike Roe

Digital News Producer

Contact Mike Roe

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

3 dead, 1 wounded after San Bernardino school shooting

A female teacher is dead and two students wounded after a shooting in a classroom at North Park Elementary, in what is believed to be a murder-suicide, officials said.

How 'Logan' made an effects-heavy movie that feels real

Last month's gritty superhero hit "Logan" offered a grounded take on the superhero, but it still began with high-tech previsualization used to lay out the film's complex stunts and subtle special effects.

'Prison Break' cast, crew talks their latest escape — 12 years later

Twelve years since the show debuted, the relationship between the show's two leads — Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell — continue to be the show's heart in a new reboot.

Christopher Daniels fights for honor on Wrestlemania weekend

Ring Of Honor is an upstart wrestling company holding its own major show outside the world of WWE and Wrestlemania, featuring their champion, Palmdale's Christopher Daniels.

PaleyFest LA: TV fans get face time with their favorites

The chance to get up close with the creators and stars of your favorite shows kicks off Friday night as hordes of TV fans descend on Hollywood's Dolby Theatre for a "The Walking Dead" screening and panel.

'James Cameron's Titanic': The unauthorized comedy version of a classic

The 1997 film "Titanic" is a beloved tearfest — but what if it wasn't? "James Cameron's Titanic" offers a different point of view on the events of the movie, written as a comedy.

'Join The Resistance': The Star Wars book that's also a variety show

What if "The Goonies" were in the Star Wars universe? That's the idea behind the new book "Star Wars: Join The Resistance" by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker.

LA Rams tap fans to choose final uniform design

The Los Angeles Rams are making changes to their uniforms, featuring a modern blue-and-white scheme. They asked fans to choose between two final designs, and the results are in.

LA Sheriff's sends cease and desist over 'eviction notice' mailer

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department issued a cease and desist letter Friday over a Yes On S political campaign mailer designed to look like a Sheriff's Department eviction notice.

Oscars 2017: Printable Oscars ballots and bingo cards

The Oscars are this Sunday. It's the highlight of the film fan's calendar, and if you want to take your Academy Awards viewing experience to the next level, we have the tools for you.

San Bernardino shooting: Enrique Marquez Jr. agrees to guilty plea

Enrique Marquez Jr. has agreed to plead guilty to conspiring with San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook to provide material support to terrorists in 2011 and 2012.

Zelda escape game brings 'Triforce' to LA

Video games let players take on heroic identities while exploring fantastical worlds, and a small piece of that comes to life in Los Angeles this weekend.

LA County sewage spill closes Long Beach swimming areas

Swimming areas in Long Beach's Alamitos Bay have been closed due to a sewage spill, according to a press release from the city of Long Beach. The spill was due to heavy rains in Los Angeles County's sewage lines.

California tops busiest year for refugees targeted in immigration ban

The U.S. has taken in nearly 270,000 immigrants and refugees from the affected countries since 2007. California has accepted the most, by far, a total of 56,235.

Riot LA comedy festival tries keeping it intimate as it triples in size

The Riot L.A. comedy festival kicked off Thursday and continues through Sunday. It started several years ago as a small alternative comedy festival but has continued to grow year after year, with headliners this year including the legendary Mel Brooks, cult legend Dr. Katz and many more.