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
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.
"Aloha" has been hammered by critics — it's at 14 percent positive on Rotten Tomatoes. Now, they're giving away the movie's first eight minutes online to try luring in fans.
One-man show "Satchmo at the Waldorf" stars John Douglas Thomas as jazz great Louis Armstrong, reflecting on his career months before he died in 1971.
"Creativity is anytime we take the world and, with our own hands, we make a change in it," Glass says. He continues to work hard, as always — he had day jobs until he was 42.
In part one of our conversation with women filmmakers we discussed specific instances of gender bias the women faced. Now we talk possible solutions.
While the women-directed "Pitch Perfect 2" and "Fifty Shades of Grey" are hits, we talk with the women behind movies like "Twilight" and "Crash" about facing bias even after success.
We’re sending Dave off with smaller moments that made his show so special, from a stand-up who got bumped to a letter that shouldn't have gone to Nic Cage.