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

12 videos from Nancy Reagan's 'Just Say No' campaign

One of the aspects of Nancy Reagan that put her in the public's imagination the most was her "Just Say No" anti-drug campaign. Watch highlights from that campaign here.

Do not pass go — unless you're a pedestrian

Downtown Los Angeles is getting 15 new pedestrian "headstart" signals to help improve the safety of people crossing the street when vehicles are trying to make right turns.

Ennio Morricone gets a Walk of Fame star with his 7th Oscar nod

Morricone is up for the Best Original Score at this Sunday's Oscars for "The Hateful Eight" — which could be his first win — but he's been creating memorable movie music since the '50s.

No, the Pacific Palisades 'Nazi compound' isn't being torn down

Despite reports that Murphy Ranch, thought to be part of a Nazi-sympathizer compound inhabited in the 1930s and '40s, was set to be torn down, that's not quite true.

Porter Ranch: California legislators consider Aliso Canyon moratorium

The state Legislature is considering a moratorium on injecting gas into the Aliso Canyon storage facility, which leaked methane in the Porter Ranch area for several months.

Los Angeles County 4th in new voter percentage statewide

L.A. County had the largest number of new registered voters sign up since early 2012 — but they came in fourth for percentage increase relative to the county's large population.

Former LA Councilman Bill Rosendahl 'gravely ill,' in hospice care

Rosendahl had several hospital visits and a brief stay in a convalescent home, and both his medical team and his family "feel that he is in his twilight days."

Porter Ranch gas leak temporarily stopped, company says

Work crews digging a relief well intercepted the leaking well on Thursday, allowing them to pump heavy fluids inside, the company said in a statement.

Record highs set across LA — and next week gets even hotter

We've been dealing with a heat wave in the greater L.A. area, and while temperatures are expected to cool down going into the weekend, things start heating up again Sunday.

Obamajam: See the areas to avoid during the president's visit here

The president is scheduled to attend fundraisers in Silicon Valley Thursday before flying to Los Angeles, where he'll also attend Democratic fundraisers and tape an interview with Ellen DeGeneres.

How Molly got on 'The Bachelor' — but only in funny videos she makes herself

There's one "The Bachelor" contestant who you can see online, but you may not recognize from the actual show. That's because she's making these videos that look like they fit right in herself.

Porter Ranch: Residents will get more time to move home after leak ends

Porter Ranch residents staying in hotels will now get up to eight days and seven nights to move out and back home. SoCal Gas is also set to pay other costs.

Division 13: Metro's new environmentally friendly bus facility

It took three years to build as part of a $120 million project. When construction began in 2012, Metro estimated it would take two years to build, but it didn't make its summer 2014 date.

Setting a wheelchair painting world record at Abilities Expo

"Think of somebody doing a freestyle gymnastics or ice routine, but in a wheelchair, with paint on the wheels of the wheelchair and on the roller, leaving marks."

2 teens charged with murder of 2 young women at Montecito Heights park

The teens who have been charged are suspected of being gang members, according to the DA's office, and the murders were allegedly gang-related.