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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
Former Vernon city administrators are getting their retirement benefits slashed. Officials call it the largest public pension reduction in state history.
American Idol winners might be from the South most of the time (9 for 11 thus far), but your chance to break that streak is coming to L.A. next week.
UCLA is launching the first face transplant program in the western United States. Doctors are now seeking patients to participate in clinical trials.
Beverly Hills city and school officials objected, but the L.A. County Metro Board approved tunneling under Beverly Hills High School for the Purple Line extension.
The jury has recommended the death penalty for gang member Pedro Espinoza for shooting and killing Los Angeles High School football player Jamiel Shaw Jr.
Tuesday evening, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department released the booking photo of the suspect in the shooting death of a Metro bus driver.
Patton Oswalt and Marc Maron ended up on the same flight from New York to L.A., and Twitter gentle jabbing at one another followed.
See time-lapse video and photos of the 2012 Los Angeles solar eclipse.
Police took into custody a man suspected of killing two USC students, as well as another man believed to be involved in the killings.
The actor who plays overly enthusiastic bro/weirdo Schmidt shares what he likes in the most Schmidt-like place possible, Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle guide site Goop.
Coachella's sold out, almost a year in advance! Both weekends! But don't worry — these are just advance tickets. More passes will be offered early next year.
Valiant Comics' heyday was in the early 1990s, but now they're back under new ownership. Can they be a success in today's marketplace?
One man put it to the test, asking his phone the same questions Zooey did, and the answer is, kind of!
"I demand that Joe Wolfe be terminated immediately," Kelly Thomas's father told the council. Officer Wolfe is seen using a baton on Kelly Thomas in the now viral video of the beating.
Watch comedian/author/"This American Life" personality Mike Birbiglia get to know "Fresh Air" host Terry Gross in this hilarious new short.