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

30 years since Sally Ride became 1st American woman in space (video)

NASA announced a new class of astronauts that was half-female on Monday, but Tuesday marks the 30th anniversary of Sally Ride becoming the first American woman in space.

VIDEO: 19th anniversary of the OJ Simpson white Bronco chase

Monday marks 19 years since O.J. Simpson led police on an infamous low-speed chase in a white Bronco, after he allegedly killed his ex-wife Nicole.

VIDEO: Funny Or Die announces festival headlined by Dave Chappelle

The notoriously reclusive comedy superstar Dave Chappelle is headed back on the road. He'll be co-headlining Funny Or Die’s Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival.

UPDATE: OC deputy's condition upgraded following crash

An O.C. Sheriff's deputy crashed into a light post while patrolling Mission Viejo early Monday. His condition has been upgraded from critical to serious, but stable.

Kanye West's new album Yeezus leaks 4 days early (video)

It’s a surprise, given the high security West has put around his production and the fact that he was able to keep the highly anticipated “Watch The Throne” from leaking.

5 highlights from LA Mayor-elect Garcetti's Reddit AMA on ideas

Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti took to Reddit Thursday evening for a tweak on the classic AMA — he sought ideas from the Reddit community for L.A.’s future.

VIDEO: 5 Dodgers suspended in Diamondbacks brawl (photos)

Eight members of the Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers organizations were suspended Friday by Major League Baseball Senior Vice President Joe Garagiola Jr.

I-5 southbound shut down near San Onofre due to propane tanker crash

Southbound I-5 near Camp Pendleton turned into a virtual parking lot Friday morning after a multi-vehicle crash involving a propane tanker blocked all lanes of the freeway.

Supreme Court: No patenting Angelina Jolie's breast cancer gene

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that natural genes can’t be patented, striking down the patent on a gene that gave Jolie an increased risk of breast cancer.

Disneyland under construction as seen in vintage archival video

Imagineer Tony Baxter’s presentation from 2011’s D23 expo gives a tour of the process behind constructing the iconic Anaheim wonderland.

LA Mayor-Elect Garcetti to hold Reddit AMA Thursday evening

Mayor-Elect Eric Garcetti announced Wednesday that he's going to be doing a Reddit AMA on Thursday at 7 p.m., seeking ideas on solving L.A.'s problems.

1 killed, 1 injured in shooting near Santa Monica College

One of the two people shot Tuesday morning less than a mile from Santa Monica College has died. It comes days after a deadly shooting near and on campus.

VIDEO: E3: Sony launches PS4 while trolling Microsoft's Xbox One

Sony has officially launched the PlayStation 4, and they’re coming after Microsoft’s Xbox One, including a video mocking Xbox's restrictions on sharing games.

VIDEO: Tony Awards welcome Broadway stars back from LA

The Tony Awards had a group number featuring several Broadway stars-turned-TV-show-stars-turned-canceled-TV-show-stars, all facing taunting from Neil Patrick Harris.

Santa Monica shooting: 4 victims and 1 suspect dead, gunman acted alone (updated)

Police said Friday night four people died in a shooting rampage that started at a small home in Santa Monica and spilled onto the campus of Santa Monica College, where police exchanged gunfire with the suspected gunman, who died in the library. Earlier they said six were dead.