Mike Roe Digital News Producer

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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

Pro wrestling meets comedy at Matt McCarthy's Silver Lake show

Comedy and pro wrestling may seem like unlikely friends, but there's a big crossover in their fanbases. That's evident in wrestling-themed comedy show the Comedy 'N Wrestling Connection in Silver Lake, hosted by comedian/actor/writer Matt McCarthy.

Citrus industry encouraged by California's wet weather

A series of three storms, the first arriving late Wednesday, is expected to drench Southern California — but one group that's welcomed California's recent wet weather is citrus growers.

Obama announces California Coastal National Monument expansion

Among other national monument expansions, President Barack Obama announced Thursday the addition of 6,230 acres to the California Coastal National Monument.

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

Another three-day weekend is here, so put it to good use! Fill up on yummy noodles, head over to a photography exhibit for a creative jolt and more.

Palm Springs will draft competing vacation rental initiative

A coalition of council members and public safety officials announced Wednesday they are requesting city staff draft a ballot measure on vacation rentals.

George Lucas art museum coming to Los Angeles

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is officially coming to Los Angeles. It was previously announced that it was down to L.A. and San Francisco for which city would land the museum.

San Bernardino shooter's brother pleads guilty to immigration fraud

The brother of the male attacker in the 2015 San Bernardino mass shooting that left 14 dead pleaded guilty Tuesday to immigration fraud.

7-month-old mountain lion P-52 killed on 118 Freeway

Mountain lion kitten P-52 was recently hit by a vehicle on the 118 Freeway and killed — the same freeway where the kitten's mother, P-39, was hit and killed Dec. 3.

LA's homeless count — the nation's largest — needs volunteers

Los Angeles figures out where to allocate homeless resources by doing something simple, but on a large scale: counting all the homeless throughout Greater L.A.

'Love Is Love' unites creators to help Pulse victims

Comic book writer Marc Andreyko was hit hard by the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. He decided to do something about it with a new all-star anthology.

Hemet Police shoot, kill suspect following chase

Early Tuesday morning, an officer-involved shooting left a suspect dead in the unincorporated area of East Hemet following a chase. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident.

Conservative street artist Sabo mocks 'Rogue One'release

Conservative street artist Sabo breaks put his stamp on the "Rogue One" premiere with fake movie posters titled "Rogue Won," replacing the lead with President-elect Trump.

Suspect shot, killed by LA County deputy after allegedly pulling gun

A male suspect was shot and killed by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy on Thursday night after allegedly pulling a gun on law enforcement.

Feds launch investigation of OC DA, sheriff's offices

The DA’s office had been under scrutiny for allegedly using jailhouse informants to elicit incriminating statements from inmates.

Horse herpes outbreak cancels show at Tournament of Roses

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses has canceled its annual horse show, Equestfest, because of an outbreak of equine herpes virus.