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

San Bernardino shooting: Authorities try to fill in shooters' missing 18 minutes

L.A. FBI official David Bowdich said investigators are specifically seeking information about an 18-minute gap between the deadly attack and the shootout in which both attackers were killed.

KPCC's top 10 most popular stories of 2015

In another year of covering Southern California, KPCC's journalists have reported on everything from minimum wage to Maroon 5. Here are 2015's top 10 most popular stories.

Will Palos Verdes Estates' police crack down on surfers' violent localism?

Palos Verdes Estates' police chief says he wants to make an arrest of one of the members of notorious group. An attorney representing several victims says talk is cheap.

Politwoops, which saved politicians' deleted tweets, is coming back

Politwoops had their access pulled by Twitter. Now, Twitter is reversing course, restoring the chance to see what politicians don't want you to see.

Star Wars for Newbies: What's the deal and why do fans care?

Are you among those who aren't fully versed in the Star Wars mythology? Here's a quick lesson in the key characters and why they resonate so deeply with audiences.

LAUSD schools to reopen after threat prompted closures

All Los Angeles Unified schools are scheduled to reopen Wednesday following a district-wide closure prompted by a threat of violence.

Update: Man, 23, arrested in connection with Coachella mosque fire

Palm Desert man is booked on five felony charges — including commission of a hate crime and arson — related to Friday's alleged arson fire at Islamic center.

ArcLight Cinemas: Leave your lightsaber at home for 'Star Wars'

ArcLight Cinemas sent out an email about the theater's safety policies, noting items that won't be allowed including masks, face paint and, most likely, lightsabers.

California Rep. Loretta Sanchez: 5-20 percent of Muslims want caliphate

Sanchez, who's running for Barbara Boxer's Senate seat, has received criticism over comments she made saying that between 5 and 20 percent of Muslims support a caliphate.

Hemet police shoot and kill man with gun in strip mall parking lot

The man in the car pulled out a handgun and officers gave him several commands to drop the weapon, according to police, but after he didn't comply, he was shot and killed.

Google explores fiber service in Los Angeles; AT&T launches its first fiber in LA

Google announced Tuesday that they would be exploring Los Angeles and Chicago as potential markets for for Google Fiber high-speed Internet service — but they make no guarantees.

Gamer community held virtual tribute to player killed in San Bernardino attack

His boyfriend, Ryan Reyes, told KPCC that they were both huge fans of the game. He said that some weekends, they would spend a whole day going around and playing Ingress.

What we know about the victims of the San Bernardino attack

Here are the stories of the 14 killed in the San Bernardino shooting, as well as information on the 21 who were hospitalized.

San Bernardino shooting: What we know about shooters Syed Farook, Tashfeen Malik

The motive of the shooting by Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik remains unknown, but a picture of the couple has started to develop. Here's what we know.

'Jem and the Holograms' makes history, pulled from theaters after 2 weeks

Pulling a movie so fast is something Exhibitor Relations says is unheard of for a wide release. You might even say it's "truly outrageous."