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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.
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The popular nightclub and TV singer Eydie Gorme has died. Gorme was known both as a solo act and for “Steve and Eydie,” teaming with her husband Steve Lawrence.
Authorities announced Friday that kidnapping suspect James DiMaggio and missing 16-year-old Hannah Anderson were apparently spotted by hikers in the Idaho wilderness.
Firefighters were battling the quickly growing "Silver Fire" between Banning and Idyllwild Wednesday afternoon, which has burned 5,000 acres so far.
The San Gabriel Valley city of Monrovia received some damage to a historic landmark Tuesday, as its stone wishing well was smashed in a late night collision.
In the first episode of Web series "WHAT THE F*SHION?" comedian Casey Jane Ellison parodies Los Angeles fashion, and the fashion or L.A. celebs.
Michael Ansara played the warrior Kang on the original “Trek” and was also a staple of TV and films. He was 91.
NASA's Charles Bolden said Curiosity’s achievements “advance us toward further exploration, including sending humans to an asteroid and Mars.”
Prosecutors have filed more than 100 counts against the owner of a Pasadena house where two men died in an explosion and arson fire last November.
Ellen DeGeneres and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday morning that DeGeneres will be hosting the next Academy Awards ceremony.
A prominent business owner is auctioning an all-you-can-eat tour through a gigantic chocolate factory. No, Willy Wonka isn’t real — it’s billionaire Warren Buffett.
Marvel and DC both came out at Comic-Con 2013 fighting, with Marvel hoping to continue its moment and DC trying to build on the success of “Man of Steel."
Marvel presented the new "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." at Comic-Con, surprising fans by playing the entire pilot of the latest show from the mind of Joss Whedon.
Comic-Con 2013 is already making headlines, with only one full day in the books. Here's a look at highlights from what Comic-Con has offered up thus far.
San Diego Comic-Con, the annual gathering of pop culture fans, media and stars, starts Wednesday night and runs through Sunday. What should you be excited about?
Riot Games worked with the United States government and has managed to get the competitors who play Riot’s “League of Legends” recognized as pro athletes.