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

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?

Moms stop 2 attempted kidnappings in Glendale

The incidents occurred about 20 minutes apart and less than a mile from each other, according to the Glendale Police Department.

Genius Grant-winner's ‘New Super-Man’ is a Chinese superhero — and a bully

Acclaimed graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang - who just won a Genius Grant - tells us how he drew from the earliest Superman stories to create a Superman with a chip on his shoulder.

#FirstSevenJobs: How the LA City Council got their start

The #FirstSevenJobs social media trend captures how we all made it where we are today. We reached out to the L.A. City Council to find out their stories.

How to watch the Rio 2016 Olympics online, on TV — and without cable

We've got all the details on how to watch the Olympics — including where to watch them live in L.A.

Fire out, gas shut after backhoe strikes gas main in Woodland HIlls

A fire that broke out after a backhoe struck a gas main Wednesday in Woodland Hills has been extinguished, according to LADWP officials. Evacuations have been lifted.

'Suicide Squad' comic shoots for better reviews than the movie

The movie has a 33 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. But comic book legend Jim Lee tells KPCC that they're using the inspiration of the movie's trailers to do something different.

Man shot, wounded by Santa Ana police in Civic Center

A man is in critical condition following surgery after he was shot by Santa Ana officers working the beat around Orange County's Civic Center.

Underwater video game 'Abzû' aims for the dream of perfect scuba diving

Video game "Abzû" wants to take you on an emotional journey into an underwater world. It's the first game to come from Santa Monica's Giant Squid Studios.

'Samurai Jack's' creator brings Jack swinging his animated sword back

Creator Genndy Tartakovsky tells us how he's never been able to escape the character, but he's excited to bring Jack back for a grand finale.

Tensions at Democratic convention still high with some Sanders supporters

One Sanders supporter described incidents including food allegedly being thrown at another Sanders backer, as well as another allegedly being pushed down stairs.