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

'Doctor Who' at 50: A newbie's guide to the hit sci-fi series (FAQ)

“Doctor Who" celebrates its 50th anniversary this Saturday with a new special: “The Day of the Doctor." Don’t know the Doctor? We've got everything you need to know.

Chino police to start using on-body cameras by end of year

The Chino City Council unanimously approved the purchase of 100 on-body video cameras Tuesday night for use by Chino police officers. The price tag: $295,825.

Video: Channel guide to Bob Dylan's interactive viral video

The "Like A Rolling Stone" interactive video lets you flip between 16 channels, with both real TV stars and fake ones doing Dylan. Follow along with our complete channel listing here.

Watch the 'Gravity' spinoff short film that could win an Oscar

A short film showing the other side of a conversation from "Gravity" was set for the Blu-ray, but now it's been submitted for Oscar consideration. Watch it here.

LAPD releases sketch of possible Joseph Gatto killing suspect

The L.A. Police Department released a sketch Tuesday of a suspect possibly associated with the killing of Joseph Gatto, father of California Assemblyman Mike Gatto.

UCLA football's Torian White arrested on suspicion of sex assault

"Torian has been suspended from the team indefinitely while the legal process and student discipline process run their course," football coach Jim Mora said in a statement.

JP Morgan Chase, government reach $13 billion settlement

JP Morgan Chase & Co. reached a record $13 billion settlement Tuesday with state and federal agencies, including almost $300 million for California.

Mark Lacter, LA business reporter and KPCC contributor, dies

Mark Lacter, KPCC contributor and the author of business blog LA Biz Observed, has passed away. He was 59. Lacter died after suffering a stroke Wednesday.

FXX cancels late night's ‘Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell’

Produced by Chris Rock, the show received strong ratings when it debuted on FX, but its success didn’t carry over to FXX. Watch clips from the show here.

Former Moreno Valley Councilman Co pleads not guilty to fraud

Co allegedly improperly collected money for in-home care for his mother from a state program. The charges led to his resignation in August.

Lawmakers remove Ron Calderon from committees (updated)

California's Senate Rules Committee acted amid a federal investigation. On Wednesday, a group of elected officials from Southeast L.A. will call for Calderon's resignation.

Alleged LAX gunman Paul Ciancia's condition upgraded to fair

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles announced Tuesday that its last patient from the Nov. 1 attack has been upgraded from critical to fair.

DC Comics joins efforts to turn Make-A-Wish kid into Batman

A 5-year-old fought leukemia, won, and now he wants to be Batman. The Make-A-Wish Foundation and DC Comics said "Hey, why not?"

Last 300 Blockbuster stores to close, including dozens in SoCal

No more "CLOSING — THIS LOCATION ONLY!" signs — the last 300 Blockbuster stores owned by corporate parent Dish Network are bowing to the Netflix empire and closing.

Make-A-Wish to make kid Batman, remake San Francisco as Gotham

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is granting a 5-year-old with leukemia's wish to become Batkid on Nov. 15, and they're doing it by giving him a full-sized adventure.