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
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.
Actress Julie Brister talked with the Frame about what it's like being a "Fat Amy"-sized actress in Hollywood, and how she's been able to take roles that aren't demeaning.
We have the first interview with Marc Maron after he interviewed the president. He tells us what the deal is and what kind of laughs he got from the Secret Service.
We tried out virtual reality headset the Oculus Rift. It may not be as immersive as you would hope quite yet, but it looks like it's the future of gaming.
“Jurassic World” just had the biggest opening weekend in Hollywood history, grossing $208.8 million domestically and more than $524 million globally.
When we first met the director at Sundance, he’d just completed the movie and we were one of his first interviews. The film's dedicated to his father, and he let us know what that meant.
New supergroup FFS brings two generations together, combining Scottish band Franz Ferdinand and Los Angeles band Sparks in a collaboration from 6,000 miles apart.
Director Crystal Moselle documents the brothers whose obsessive relationship with films connects them to the outside world in a story that's almost impossible to believe.
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.