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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
Independence Day has arrived — and that means colorful booms lighting up the night sky. Here are the details on some of Southern California's largest Fourth of July events.
New Japan is like WWE — with an extra dose of athleticism. This weekend, they're doing their first two major shows on American soil.
A fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon in Burbank was threatening homes. It was at least the third fire in as many days amid red flag conditions.
The U.S, Senate health care bill could lead to serious reductions in Medi-Cal coverage, including reducing or ending coverage for more than 3.8 million people.
The proposed single-payer health care bill in the California state Assembly has been tabled for the rest of this year.
The city of Los Angeles announced a crackdown on illegal pharmacies Monday. Undercover investigators found one unlicensed pharmacy in Pacoima allegedly selling counterfeit medicines.
The "Kingdom Hearts" Disney role playing video game series comes to life this weekend at the Dolby Theatre, with a series of three concerts beginning Saturday.
The governors of California, New York and Washington announced the formation of the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition of states that will adhere to the tenets of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer. We want to help you feel those vibes with videos and music as warm and melancholy as a sunset on the beach.
There are few behind-the-scenes pop culture figures that inspire the fervent fan devotion that Joss Whedon does.
It’s frequently the actions of the car driver, not the truck, that cause the most serious collisions. Test your knowledge about driving around big trucks.
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.
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.
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.
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.