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

Horse herpes outbreak cancels show at Tournament of Roses

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses has canceled its annual horse show, Equestfest, because of an outbreak of equine herpes virus.

Earl Carroll Theatre on the road to restoration

You'd drive right past the one-time home of the Emmys — you won't recognize it, as it's now a TV studio. But plans are underway to bring back some of its old look, including an iconic neon sign.

'Walt Disney brand empire genesis document' up for auction

This week, fans celebrated what would have been Walt Disney's 115th birthday — and this Friday, they have the chance to stake a claim to some of the rarest items in Disney history.

Police boost security after bomb threat to LA Metro

L.A. police and sheriff's deputies are beefing up security at the city's Metro stations after receiving information about a bomb threat to the Universal City station.

Hallelujah: Listening party in LA to honor Leonard Cohen

The influential singer/songwriter is being remembered Thursday in a free four-hour listening party outside on downtown L.A.'s Music Center Plaza, with a playlist curated by Cohen producer Hal Willner.

Cold gusts up to 80 mph bring fire danger

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning through Saturday evening for the Los Angeles coastal plain and the eastern San Gabriel Valley.

How new vacation rental laws could change your next trip to Palm Springs

The restrictions will be bolstered by an expansive new enforcement system, costing $1.7 million to set up and $1 million to $1.5 million per year.

LA City Council votes to 'ban the box' about criminal histories

It could impact hundreds of thousands of people in L.A. Businesses can still ask about an applicant's criminal history — but not until a conditional job offer is made.

Darren Sharper sentenced to 20 years for raping, drugging women

A judge in L.A. has sentenced former NFL star Sharper, 41, to 20 years in prison for raping two women and drugging two others about three years ago.

Universal Studios Hollywood lands Nintendo attractions

Mario is officially jumping (out of a pipe) into Universal Studios theme parks worldwide, including Southern California's Universal Studios Hollywood.

Prison sentence for 2 LA County deputies convicted of jail beating

Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies convicted of beating a jail inmate and falsifying records to hide the abuse have been sentenced to federal prison terms.

Pasadena sued over changes to police body camera policy

The NAACP chapter says those changes contradict what it submitted to the Department of Justice when it applied for initial funding.

Redondo Beach's 3-generation container homes

The Lucia Container Home project fits two private residences in 14 shipping containers. It's meant to be environmental while accommodating three generations of family.

Local Comic Shop Day 2016: What to get and where to get it

Comic shops around the world want fanboys and fangirls to check out a store near them.

36 million new dead trees spotted in California's forests

A new aerial survey has identified an additional 36 million dead trees across California since the last one in May, bringing the total since 2010 to more than 102 million.