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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
Authorities say the wildfire east of L.A. did not grow overnight and is 53 percent contained. They hope calmer winds will let firefighting helicopters take to the air.
Officials at the San Bernardino National Forest say mandatory evacuations have been lifted for residents near the burn area. The fire continues to spread.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said that an NBA investigation confirmed that it was Clippers owner Donald Sterling's voice on two recordings featuring racist rants.
Adam Silver said that he was "not prepared yet to discuss any sanctions against Donald Sterling" but that the league would move quickly in its investigation.
Friday, Lucasfilm addressed fans' concerns about their Expanded Universe of books, comics and more. Bottom line: the Expanded Universe might not be so expanded anymore.
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin made headlines Wednesday after an excerpt from a podcast he released last year endorsing gay marriage started making the rounds.
Los Angeles's Metro system was unable to accept credit/debit cards at the TAP card machines Tuesday morning for almost six hours.
Instagram went down Saturday morning, leaving some morning Internet users in the lurch for their Internet photograph sharing needs.
Number 10: He doesn't want "Saturday Night Live" to make fun of him the next time they do "The Californians." Let us know your reasons Colbert probably isn't moving west.
The Pasadena Police Department warns of traffic delays and other issues until at least 6 p.m. Wednesday after a sagging power line blocked one of the tracks.
The battle was neck and neck between "Radiolab" and "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" for much of the week — Friday afternoon, "Radiolab" was trailing by mere votes.
It's all come down to public radio game show "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" facing off against the science meets editing wizardry of "Radiolab." Vote now!
The man behind "Bif! Bam! Pow!" being the three words — well, sounds — most associated with superheroes has passed away.
Elections to fill vacancies cost California counties millions of dollars, and they often occur with low voter participation. A Senate leader has an alternative.
We've reached the semifinals of KPCC's bracket madness tournament. The semifinalists: "Snap Judgment," "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me," "Radiolab" and "Fresh Air." Vote here.