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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
L.A. has the most chronically homeless residents in the U.S. for the second year in a row, according to a federal report released this week. So what are we doing about it?
You may have seen actress/comedian Lauren Lapkus in a movie or on TV, but she made her name in L.A.'s improv comedy scene. She carries on that tradition with her podcast.
OneWest Bank may have violated the Fair Housing Act through practices that kept minorities from having equal access to home loans, according to two nonprofit advocacy groups.
A fire broke out at the Torrance refinery on Tuesday afternoon, according to Torrance Fire Capt. Robert Millea. This is the same plant where there was an explosion last year.
The tools to reach functional zero include prioritizing veterans, using actual veterans in outreach, treating veterans as individuals and working with law enforcement.
The event will shut off streets to cars so get out your bikes, skateboards and sneakers.
Election Day is in the rearview mirror, but more than 4 million ballots in California still haven’t been processed. Those votes could still swing tight races across the state.
"It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away. We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries."
Vishavjit Singh isn't just a cartoonist — he's also Captain America. Well, he dresses up like Cap, at least, as part of an effort to engage with people of different views.
The highlights of the poll: High motivation to vote, strong support for Measure M and a generational divide when it comes to the proposition to legalize marijuana.
Why now? According to a press release from the city, pedestrian collisions increase in Glendale at this time of year with the end of Daylight Savings on Nov. 6.
The coyote who bit a 6-year-old boy's arm several weeks ago at Woodbridge Park has been euthanized, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The mission of this weekend's Now Hear This festival: Be podcasting's Comic-Con. The CEO of the company behind the festival argues it's the largest such event ever held.
Felix, described as "self-admitted and known gang member," is believed to have ambushed the officers when they were responding to a family disturbance call.
The area's been facing heat and a red flag warning, but it was set to expire in most of the county Thursday night — and temperatures are set to drop around 20 degrees by Sunday.