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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
Police now say seven people have been shot, four of whom have died, in shootings in Orange County early Tuesday morning. Investigators are searching for a motive.
Caltech president Jean-Lou Chameau announced Tuesday that he would step down from his position later this year. Chameau has served as president for seven years.
Los Angeles has been happy to join in on the latest Internet meme — including a mayoral candidate. Check out the best local renditions of the Harlem Shake here.
The cause of death for alleged murderer and ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner was "a single gunshot wound to the head," Captain Kevin Lacy said.
There are lots of cool skateboarding tricks, but it’s not that often someone does something other skateboarders haven’t seen yet. The latest: Adam Miller.
“Burning Love” began its first season mocking “The Bachelor,” so where better to start for season 2 than taking on “The Bachelorette" and debuting on Valentine’s Day.
The names of 24 clergy who had not previously been publicly accused of abuse were included in a document released on the L.A. Catholic archdiocese's website on Jan. 31.
San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said in a Wednesday afternoon press conference that the hunt for Christopher Dorner is over.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department say they have identified "charred human remains" amid the debris of the burned down cabin that was the scene of a fierce firefight earlier in the day.
Tuesday, Feb. 12 is Abraham Lincoln's 204th birthday. Learn more about the man behind the recent film with a look at some of the surprising, little-known details of his life.
Is Christopher Dorner in Mexico? As the manhunt for fugitive ex-LAPD cop Christopher Dorner enters its second week, rumors have begun circulating like wildfire; here's what we know about each.
The Sheriff’s Department has notified 7 deputies it intends to fire them for being part of the secret “Jump out Boys” group that allegedly saw police shootings as a positive.
The new short film “Dog Eat Dog” tells the story of how actor Zachary Quinto (You might know him as Sylar from “Heroes” or, oh yeah, Spock) adopted a dog from an L.A. shelter.
A New York company was hired to study whether this campaign to help the $80 million in debt archdiocese was feasible, following 2007’s $600 million settlement with alleged victims.
The lead singer of the Troggs, the band behind songs like “Wild Thing,” “With A Girl Like You” and “Love is All Around,” died Monday. Reg Presley was 71 years old.