Mike Roe

Arts & Entertainment, LAist

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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 at several local comedy theaters. 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

PHOTOS: Wildfire leads to evacuations in Santa Barbara

Fire officials have downgraded the size of the fire, which has slowed down as it burns up a steep slope. The cause is still unknown.

What 3 Obama/Romney debate topics made social media users swear?

Along with the usual Twitter jokes, three topics made social media users lose it. (The following tweets have been censored for your perusal.)

KCET finds a Link to the future

KCET and LinkTV are joining forces to create KCETLink. The two outlets say the merger will create a powerful new independent public transmedia company.

VIDEO: 3 of Tina Fey & Amy Poehler's most memorable teamups

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting the 2013 Golden Globes, so we've put together video of some of their most memorable moments.

Exec says LAPD beat him, police say he was on bath salts (AUDIO)

A bank executive sought help from police because he had taken bath salts — and says he was beaten by a pair of L.A. police officers two days later in a neighboring city.

LA Podcast Festival hits Santa Monica

The idea hatched over a year ago. Through the power of a Kickstarter campaign, they managed to raise $20,000 in 30 days.

LA couple's wedding will be next door to shuttle Endeavour

A couple will be getting married Saturday at the Natural History Museum — at the same time the shuttle Endeavour will be pulling up to the Science Center next door.

'Singin' in the Rain' star Debbie Reynolds hospitalized (VIDEO)

“Singin’ In The Rain” star Debbie Reynolds has been hospitalized and is canceling upcoming appearances; see video of her 4 most memorable moments.

Man arrested at LAX in body armor; luggage contained weapons

A man dressed in body armor was arrested by federal officials at LAX after a smoke grenade, gas mask, leg irons and weapons were discovered in his luggage.

Schwarzenegger's back — as WWE social media ambassador

Arnold Schwarzenegger is serving as the WWE social media ambassador Monday night during the WWE Raw pro wrestling show, tweeting about the event.

MAP: The space shuttle Endeavour's full route through LA

The space shuttle Endeavour moves this weekend from LAX to the California Science Center. Here’s a map of the route it will follow.

Bell names new temporary police chief following scandal

Bell has named a new acting police chief as part of its continuing effort to reform local government after eight former officials were indicted on corruption charges.

Update: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman split; Hollywood reacts

One of Hollywood's most enduring couples is separating, according to the AP.

Robert F. Christy, Manhattan Project atomic bomb veteran, dies

Robert F. Christy, one of the last surviving veterans of World War II's Manhattan Project, helped develop the triggering mechanism for the first atomic bomb.

Endeavour: Details on where and when to see it drive through LA

The space shuttle Endeavour begins its final mission Thursday night. Find out its path, where to see it and more.