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

Erskine Fire: Residents start to return home, many still without power

People affected by the Erskine Fire are returning home now — or at least trying to, as more than 200 structures, including many homes, were destroyed.

San Gabriel Complex: Firefighters try making progress before fire weather

Firefighters were able to use more of their resources building containment line and fighting the fire directly rather than focusing on protecting homes on Thursday.

Air quality reaches unhealthy levels after fires blanket SoCal

The warning level on AQMD's air quality index is red. That means it's unhealthy for everyone — not just people with respiratory problems.

Fires near Azusa, Duarte prompt evacuations, outages

Firefighters are battling two brush fires. Some residents have been forced to evacuate, while others were told to prepare for possible evacuation as the fires continued to burn.

Heat hacks: How to stay cool without air conditioning

Excessive heat warnings have been issued for large portions of Southern California. Find a cooling center near you and get tips for the air-conditionally challenged.

Sherpa Fire: Mandatory evacuations for Refugio, Venadito, Las Flores canyons

The Sherpa Fire has spawned mandatory evacuations for Refugio Canyon, Venadito Canyon and Las Flores Canyon due to a brush fire. The evacuations include a refinery.

Here's everything you can see from home from video game mecca E3

It's probably too late to get inside the conference, which begins Sunday, but we have a rundown of the highlights and events you can see online.

Air quality agency to offer ways to stem the stench from Sylmar landfill

The landfill is based in Sylmar, but Granada Hills has borne the brunt of bad smells. Steps to minimize the odors so far haven't worked, so here's what's being tried next.

Harris leads in Senate race as Clinton claims victory and Sanders vows to push on

Beyond the presidential contests, there are important races that Southern California voters had to consider. We're tracking the Senate, House, statehouse races and more here.

A record 18 million voters registered ahead of California primary

According to the final voter registration report released Friday, 17,915,053 people are registered to vote in the primary. That's 72.29 percent of those eligible.

Pala Fire: Get updates on the brush fire burning near Temecula

A wildfire was burning south of Temecula on Tuesday afternoon, Cal Fire's Kendal Bortisser told KPCC.

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.