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
Anthropomorphized lawn character Lawn Dude has been appearing on SoCal billboards to encourage water conservation, and he'll be sticking around through August.
It's an annual night of community events across the U.S. meant to promote partnerships between police and local communities. Here are some highlights from around the Southland.
Service is being provided either through Edison's network or through the use of temporary generators.
Piper was a major part of the rise of the World Wrestling Federation in the 1980s, particularly at the first Wrestlemania, where he teamed against Hulk Hogan and Mr. T.
A lifeguard was assaulted on the Venice Pier Thursday in an attack captured on cellphone camera by bystanders.
The Special Olympics World Games come to L.A. July 25 through Aug. 2. Here are all the details on how you can see this year's Special Olympics and what they're all about.
The bridge is reopening Friday with just one lane in each direction using what was previously the westbound side of the bridge, due to the eastbound side's collapse.
An original manuscript and sketches were found at the late author's home and are set to be published on July 28. Two other posthumous Seuss books are also scheduled.
Lightning forced beaches to close and knocked out power to thousands. A plane was struck at takeoff from LAX. Firefighters are keeping watch in the burn zone.
Suspicious activity was first detected by UCLA Health in Oct. 2014, at which time it began investigating with help from the FBI, it said in a statement.
Here are some of the highlights and the under-the-radar surprises that blew fans' minds this year, from movies to comics and everything else under the sun.
Off-Ramp host John Rabe talks with KPCC's Mike Roe about Comic-Con's attempts to keep people from live streaming convention content.
San Diego Comic-Con ("SDCC" to those in a hurry) has its preview night Wednesday, followed by its first full day Thursday. Here's what everyone's going to be talking about.
Fox announced in a press release that Shearer would return for the next two seasons, despite a contract dispute that left him officially out of the cast as of May.
A terror warning was recently issued by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI for the Fourth of July holiday. Here's what experts say is behind the threat.