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
T-Pain made his name popularizing the sound of cranked up auto-tune, but he's also a real singer. He proved it last year in an NPR Tiny Desk Concert, and now he did it again.
OK, so put aside for a minute that the Muppets are fictional characters who aren't actually dating anyone — what's the deal with Kermit's new girl, or, uh, Muppet?
So what happened at this year's Video Music Awards? Is Kanye West really running for president? Why was Miley Cyrus talking about her dead pets? All that and more, explained.
In just eight tracks, the "Born To Run" album helped Bruce Springsteen break through to another level, led by the title song. Watch and listen to Bruce in L.A. here.
How long do you spend in the shower? The SoCal water district launched a new Pandora playlist to encourage short showers, and we want you to vote on songs to include.
Mark Russell tackled religion in "God Is Disappointed In You," and now he's tackling politics in "Prez," a comic about a YouTube star getting elected president.
West Hollywood hired YouTuber/drag queen Willam Belli to spread the word that La Cienega Boulevard is closed until mid-September between Fountain and Sunset.
A class action settlement from the L.A. Department of Water means that customers will ultimately be receiving $44 million in refunds for overcharges.
Imagine San Diego Comic-Con if it was run by one company, designed to promote Disney's upcoming slate of projects from films to theme parks. Here are their big announcements.
Felicia Day made her name in Web series, with a nudge from Joss Whedon putting her in several projects. We talked with her about her memoir and how success nearly killed her.
Disney's D23 Expo takes a ride into Anaheim this weekend. Here are five of the big stories to watch from D23 and what you should see if you go.
L.A. and Ontario have made an agreement to return Ontario International Airport to local control, avoiding further litigation in a suit that was set for later this month.
Gov. Brown visited fire crews fighting the massive Rocky Fire in Northern California on Thursday. Brown talked about climate change and how it relates to the fires.
In a new trailer, an accelerated fall of L.A. is shown with the power grid going down, fires burning across the city, gunshots being fired and more real-world worries.
The Republican primary is starting to get into full swing with Thursday's two Fox News debates. Get all the details and some bingo cards to help you play along at home.