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

SoCal Gas must pay $4 million for not reporting Porter Ranch leak

It requires the utility to pay the maximum legal fine, as well as adopting additional safety measures beyond what's required by law at the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility.

LA votes to increase fees on developers for more parks

The fees are paid for by residential developments and are meant to mitigative negative impacts and to add park space for residents as those developments are built.

Labor Day 2016: Travel tips, what to do in LA and more

If you're lucky enough to get to rest from your labor a little more with a long weekend, we've got everything you need to know about traveling, staying in town and much more.

11 must-sees at LA Fleet Week

Los Angeles's Fleet Week starts Friday and runs through Monday — and it's totally free. Here's everything worth your time.

5 arrested for distributing 'spice' on Skid Row

More than 50 people were hospitalized recently in two mass overdoses of the artificial marijuana drug.

How you can keep the Olympic spirit alive after the 2016 Games

The 2016 Olympic Games are over, but they once again provided inspiration to viewers around the world. Here's how you can support the Olympics and get involved.

Motion banning 'spice' heading to LA City Council

Councilman Englander announced that he's putting forward an emergency motion to create an ordinance banning the sale, possession and transportation of the drug "spice."

Blue Cut Fire: 105 homes destroyed; authorities try to determine cause

Crews continue to make progress in fighting the massive wildfire. The blaze has destroyed 105 homes and 216 outbuildings. By Sunday afternoon, all mandatory evacuations had been lifted.

Harriet Tubman Press wants to free African-American work

As an exiled Ethiopian journalist, the publisher of Harriet Tubman Press knows what it's like to struggle to get your voice out. Now, he's trying to change that.

Home-invasion/sexual assault suspect arrested by LAPD

A suspect in several home invasions and attempted rapes/attacks beginning on Aug. 1 has been arrested, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Blue Cut Fire, largely uncontained, burns toward Wrightwood

A wildfire burning out of control in the mountainous Cajon Pass was heading toward the community of Wrightwood Tuesday, U.S. Forest officials said.

Blue Cut Fire: Thousands evacuated; governor declares state of emergency

The fire was reported Tuesday in a sparsely populated area but quickly expanded and shut down portions of the 15 Freeway and Highway 138.

$35,000 reward offered in home-invasion/sexual assault cases

The suspect has worn the same clothes in each incident: blue high-top sneakers and a green T-shirt with an image of the Virgin Mary.

New NoHo underpass connects Metro's Red, Orange lines

Until now, people have had to transfer between the Red and Orange lines at street level, using Lankershim Boulevard. It took more time for commuters and posed safety issues.

Rio 2016: Which Olympic sports should be added or cut?

Lots of sports seem to be teeter on the edge of inclusion in the Olympic Games. Which sports on the borderline do you want in — or out?