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

Jeb Bush's super-awkward Supergirl quip

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was asked about his favorite Marvel superhero. As he answered, he said he saw an ad for "Supergirl" and thinks she's "pretty hot."

Fresh & Easy grocery chain set to shut down unless sold

The Fresh & Easy grocery chain released a statement Wednesday announcing that they would be shutting down. However, they noted that they are still looking to sell.

Urban Flood Advisory issued for downtown LA, Burbank, Glendale

Heavy showers have been producing rain between 0.25 and 0.5 inches. Flooding has already hit the Boyle Heights area.

101 Freeway reopened following police activity near Universal Studios

Both directions of the 101 Freeway were reopened after being shut down earlier due to a man threatening to commit suicide by jumping off an overpass, with the man being taken into custody.

12 songs that landed Kool & The Gang a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Kool & The Gang has 12 top 10 singles, including hits like "Jungle Boogie," "Get Down On It" and "Celebration." Find out more about the story of their career told by these songs.

Heavy rain, possible flooding as thunderstorm moves into Burbank

A quick-developing thunderstorm was heading toward Burbank this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, with a brief heavy rain expected and possible flooding.

#PodcastDay: The podcasts that have the KPCC staff glued to their earbuds

Let's celebrate the shows that make us listen harder. We've put together a list of some of our favorite podcasts here at KPCC, but we'd love for you to tell us your favorites too.

Bill allowing for hit-and-run alerts signed into California law

A bill allowing the Amber Alert system to be used for alerts about suspected hit-and-runs has been signed into law. Assemblyman Mike Gatto explains why he thinks it's important.

Spider-Gwen: What if Emma Stone led a Spider-spinoff

What if Spider-Man's love interest, Gwen Stacy, had been bit by a radioactive spider instead of mild-mannered Peter Parker? A new Spider-Woman trailer speculates...

Stabbings outside Glendale courthouse leave 1 dead, 1 wounded

A man in his 40s was stabbed and killed around 2 a.m. outside the Glendale courthouse. A possible fight led to the stabbing. A man in his 30s was also stabbed.

Disneyland opens Star Wars attractions Nov. 16, closes others in January

Disneyland announced attractions focused on Star Wars beginning Nov. 16, but to clear room for the upcoming Star Wars Land, other attractions will close — some temporarily and some permanently.

A look back at the universe of alternate 'Happy Birthday' songs

A court decision Tuesday put the classic "Happy Birthday to You" in the public domain. We thought we'd round up some of the most clever songs created, in part, to avoid paying royalties.

Kayaker faces hammerhead shark who doesn't want to be friends

The latest in a string of viral videos featuring aggressive hammerhead sharks near Southern California beaches surfaced Monday.

Emmys 2015: Everything you need to know for this year's show

It's our annual chance to celebrate the medium that takes up most people's free time, the Primetime Emmy Awards. Here's everything you need to know.

Inglewood Unified School District gets new state administrator

Inglewood Unified has been under state control since October 2012, when the district requested emergency loans to help meet its financial obligations.