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

Setting a wheelchair painting world record at Abilities Expo

"Think of somebody doing a freestyle gymnastics or ice routine, but in a wheelchair, with paint on the wheels of the wheelchair and on the roller, leaving marks."

2 teens charged with murder of 2 young women at Montecito Heights park

The teens who have been charged are suspected of being gang members, according to the DA's office, and the murders were allegedly gang-related.

Winter storm leaves thousands without power, shuts 5 Freeway

Sunday's storm dumped up to three inches of rain on some parts of Los Angeles. Thousands were still without power around Southern California.

OC Jail escape: 1 inmate turns himself in; escapees were in San Jose

The other two escapees remain on the loose and were with Bac Duong in the San Jose area as of Thursday, before he headed back south and turned himself in without them.

Chargers will be staying in San Diego for the 2016 season

The Chargers are staying in San Diego for the 2016 season, according to a statement from the team's chairman. He also said he's hoping they stay in San Diego — in a new stadium.

Anaheim police have secretly been using cell phone surveillance devices

The technology was made available to other Orange County police departments outside Anaheim as well, according to the ACLU of Northern California.

5 arrests made as deputies hunt 3 inmates who escaped OC jail

Orange County Sheriff Hutchens said the department expects to make additional arrests on Thursday.

Orange County Sheriff's deputy loses his AR-15 rifle

The deputy had set his rifle, inside of its case, on his trunk before getting distracted and driving off without remembering to put it inside the vehicle.

Gov. Brown supports initiative to ease parole guidelines

The initiative could make nonviolent felons eligible for parole sooner and allow the prison system to give credit to prisoners for good behavior, rehabilitation and education.

Wait For It: 'Hamilton' comes to the Pantages — in a year-and-a-half

"Hamilton" has already grossed more than $44 million at the Rodgers, with close to 300,000 in attendance so far. Here are the details on when it's coming, how to get tickets and more.

Abe Vigoda, actor who outlived several erroneous obits, dies at 94

Vigoda, who played the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in "Barney Miller" and a doomed Mafia soldier in "The Godfather," died Tuesday at age 94, years after erroneous reports of his death.

East Coast blizzard forces flight cancellations at LAX

There were 156 flights affected either into or out of LAX. That includes 86 flights that were delayed and 80 that were cancelled.

Poll: Should Governor Brown push for a 5th term?

Gov. Brown said in his State of the State address that he could stick around past his term limits — if he funded a ballot initiative to make it happen. He framed it as a joke, but was it?

Former LA City Councilman Alarcon's conviction reversed over jury instruction

"It's a hard issue, I think even for lawyers. It's like a law school exam question," one of the Alarcons' lawyers, Amy Jacks, told KPCC.

101 Freeway near downtown LA to close for bridge demolition

Part of the 101 Freeway is going to be closing for 40 hours to allow for the demolition of part of the Sixth Street Viaduct, starting Friday at 10 p.m.