Mike Roe Digital News Producer
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
We have the first interview with Marc Maron after he interviewed the president. He tells us what the deal is and what kind of laughs he got from the Secret Service.
We tried out virtual reality headset the Oculus Rift. It may not be as immersive as you would hope quite yet, but it looks like it's the future of gaming.
“Jurassic World” just had the biggest opening weekend in Hollywood history, grossing $208.8 million domestically and more than $524 million globally.
When we first met the director at Sundance, he’d just completed the movie and we were one of his first interviews. The film's dedicated to his father, and he let us know what that meant.
New supergroup FFS brings two generations together, combining Scottish band Franz Ferdinand and Los Angeles band Sparks in a collaboration from 6,000 miles apart.
Director Crystal Moselle documents the brothers whose obsessive relationship with films connects them to the outside world in a story that's almost impossible to believe.
If you want to see the latest movies made outside the studio system, you head to Sundance. The Los Angeles Film Festival remains one that's yet to be fully defined.
Apple announced their new Apple Music service, a successor to Dr. Dre's Beats service which the company previously purchased, during WWDC on Monday.
The Australian singer-songwriter James Keogh, better known as Vance Joy, is already becoming one of the biggest acts in the music industry — and he’s only released one album, “Dream Your Life Away,” which debuted less than a year ago.
The film focuses on two parts of Wilson's life: His creative peak making the imaginative "Pet Sounds," and his days dealing with schizophrenia and a controlling therapist.
Rolling Stone named Algiers one of the 10 new acts you need to know in 2015, describing their music as “spiritual, political and confrontational.” We help you get to know them.
Colbert is re-emerging and making a series of announcements about his version of "The Late Show."
Young A-list female stars like Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence are part of a trend pushing out actresses in their thirties and presenting unrealistic relationships.
The artistic director of the L.A. Philharmonic talked with us about why he chose to stay in L.A. over New York or Berlin, and how classical can reach younger, less white, less rich audiences.
Feig tells us how he makes movies like "Bridesmaids," the new "Spy" and the upcoming all-female "Ghostbusters," how he got into and out of movie directing jail and shares his creative process.