Mike Roe Digital News Producer

Mike Roe
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Mike Roe is a digital news producer for Southern California Public Radio and covers pop culture online and on air. Mike joined KPCC after working for KCTS public television in Seattle. He's covered events like Comic-Con, as well as breaking news.

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 and interned in commercial radio.

He earned a BA in history from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and also spent time studying communications, music and religion.

When he's not covering the waterfront for KPCC, Mike writes and performs with several sketch comedy groups, including the monthly late night variety show It's Past My Bedtime and weekly topical show Top Story Weekly. He's graduated from both the improv and sketch comedy programs at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.


Stories by Mike Roe

Sterling Gates brings TV 'Supergirl's' optimistic tone to comics

In a week where Captain America turned out to be a double agent and "Rebirth" caused a major upheaval in DC Comics, there's at least one comic focused squarely on hope: "The Adventures of Supergirl."

Culver City student ties for 7th in National Spelling Bee

Cooper Komatsu, 13, had his first misspelling in the ninth round of the finals. Check back for final results and try your own word power with a sample test.

LA County still has 3 of California's most polluted beaches

Water quality at Southern California Beaches is improving, according to Heal The Bay, with drought helping the water stay clean. Still, SoCal had four of the worst 10 beaches.

Here's how to avoid traffic from NASA fuel tank's LA trip

ET is coming — that is, the ET-94 space shuttle fuel tank, inching its way through Los Angeles and heralded by traffic advisories. We've got your back on where to avoid.

Expo Line extension opens Friday — here's what you should know

Service on the Expo Line light rail extension starts at noon Friday, and whether you’re a seasoned rider or a Metro newbie, we have a rundown of the key things you’ll want to know.

Places to check out along the new Expo Line extension

Do you have your TAP card ready to go? Don't be so quick to rush down to the beach — we have some suggestions for what you should stop and check out at all seven new stops.

LAPD cops do 'Running Man' video, call out LA County Sheriffs

A group of LAPD cops dance across the city as part of the "running man" viral video challenge, after being called out by New Zealand police. Watch here.

Memorial for KPCC Morning Edition host Steve Julian set for May 28

A memorial for KPCC Morning Edition host Steve Julian is scheduled for May 28 at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Parking permits for new Expo Line stations go on sale Sunday

Metro's offering parking at three of its new Expo Line extension stations — 544 spaces total, with 221 requiring permits. But there are a few rules.

LA County Sheriff's psychologist allegedly molested 2 kids

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department psychologist was charged Monday with multiple counts of sexually molesting a young boy and girl.

Yarnell Hill Fire: The lone surviving firefighter shares his story

Nineteen firefighters died three years ago in a fire that burned 8,000 acres. The lone survivor, Brendan McDonough, told KPCC his story.

San Bernardino shooting: Marquez trial pushed back 8 months

The trial of Enrique Marquez Jr., who bought the rifles used in the San Bernardino attack, is being pushed back from July 19, 2016 to March 21, 2017.

Prince tribute event set for the steps of LA City Hall

A memorial to honor Prince is scheduled for Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Spring Street steps of City Hall, with performers including the Time and Faith Evans.

Free Comic Book Day: How comics try winning diverse readers

This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day. It comes as comic books become more diverse on the page, while also drawing a more diverse audience.

Stunning San Miguel Island reopens after 2 years

See what California looked like more than a hundred years ago when remote San Miguel Island reopens this month.