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

OC Register launches new Long Beach newspaper

The newspaper is scheduled to begin publication on Aug. 19. The O.C. Register's publisher says the new paper isn't about competing with the Long Beach Press-Telegram.

Hawthorne dog shooting: City council site crashes, 2nd video released (poll)

The city council's website was down on Tuesday in an apparent attack by the "hacktivist" group Anonymous; police have a second video they say exonerates the officers.

MAP: From shore to drunken shore, mapping the US by alcohol

From the Sam Adams shores of Massachusetts to California’s Sierra Nevada mountains/beers, Thrillist took to mapping the U.S. by its greatest asset: its variety of alcohol.

CHART: Group finds carcinogen in Pepsi outside California

An environmental group says that the caramel coloring used in Pepsi still contains a worrisome level of a carcinogen, even after Pepsi said it would change its formula.

VIDEO: Southern California police shoot, kill dog during arrest

A cellphone video, posted on YouTube, shows a dog leaping out of a car window and lunging at officers who handcuffed its master. It’s shot four times.

Ex-KPMG partner Scott London pleads guilty in Los Angeles

A former partner at accounting firm KPMG has pleaded guilty in Los Angeles to a securities fraud charge for providing insider information to a friend.

Los Angeles DASH bus strike ends; regular service resumes

With the end of the DASH bus strike, all routes had resumed normal service as of Monday morning, according to Metro.

Orange County woman who cut off husband's penis sentenced to life

Orange County woman Catherine Kieu was sentenced Friday to life in prison for cutting off her estranged husband's penis and tying him to his bed after an argument.

Paramount confirms Terminator reboot; Arnold Schwarzenegger to star

Paramount confirmed Thursday that it’s working on a reboot of the Terminator franchise, and that the next film is planned to kick off a new Terminator trilogy.

Suspect who allegedly shot LAPD officer in the face identified

A man suspected of shooting an L.A. policeman in the face was found dead Wednesday. The man was identified as Howard Partee.

Record heat cracking 100 degrees expected for parts of SoCal (Map)

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for much of Southern California — and it's expected to last through Sunday.

POLL: Prop 8 ruling legalizes gay marriage in California; DOMA ruled unconstitutional

The Supreme Court issued two landmark opinions Wednesday, legalizing gay marriage in California and overturning the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Let us know what you think in our polls.

'Man of Steel' destructive third act satirized in new Web game

Kyle Baker decided to parody "Man of Steel" with “Mass Murderer of Steel.” You can send a battling Superman and Zod into buildings, bystanders and even school buses.

LA sides with taxis, goes after ride-sharing apps. Do you agree? (poll)

City officials sent cease-and-desist letters to Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, promising to crack down on automobile-for-hire services that operate without a permit.

'Family Ties' creator Gary David Goldberg has died at 68

Gary David Goldberg, the creator of several TV shows including the hit '80s Michael J. Fox sitcom "Family Ties," died Sunday. (Read reaction from Twitter.)