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

All the April Fools' jokes you might've fallen for

Are Dodger Dogs going to be rationed? Did a Gmail extension prevent email from being received? On this day of pranks and hoaxes, we separate fact from fake news.

Get ready to shell out for Rams season tickets

They'll cost from $360 to $2,025 — but they're only available to the 56,000 fans who have already put down deposits.

UC Irvine announces e-sports program including a gaming 'arena'

Colleges build new sports arenas regularly, but it's a lot less common to see video gaming arenas. UC Irvine is creating one as part of an e-sports program this fall.

Disney's D23 Expo's new dates put it back-to-back with Comic-Con

The biggest impact fans may feel: more Marvel and Star Wars news at D23 Expo, and less of it at Comic-Con. This comes while L.A. tries to get Comic-Con to move north.

LA's broken sidewalks to get fixed — over the next 30 years

The plan was unanimously approved by the L.A. City Council. It calls for the city to spend about $30 million a year over the next three decades to make initial repairs.

Southbound I-710 will close all but 1 lane this weekend

The a 55-hour closure of all except for the far left lane between the 10 Freeway and State Route 60 starts Friday night at 10 p.m., with plans to reopen Monday morning.

Can California's high-speed rail system sustain itself?

The California state legislature's non-partisan budget analyst released a report Thursday citing two potential problems with the project's funding.

Feds file antitrust suit against Tribune buying OC Register

Tribune, the L.A. Times' parent company, has agreed to pay $56 million. The Justice Department followed this with an antitrust lawsuit, saying it would be a monopoly.

Fabio is now an American citizen

Turn down the lights and light some celebratory candles — male model/butter-substitute spokesperson Fabio became a U.S. citizen on Wednesday in downtown L.A.

WonderCon, Comic-Con's 'little brother,' comes to LA for the first time

Mike Roe gives us the "Roedown" on all you need to know about WonderCon, March 25-27 — and how some think it's an audition for L.A. to woo San Diego Comic-Con.

'The Walking Dead' rise in Universal Studios Hollywood attraction

A permanent "The Walking Dead" attraction is coming this summer, following three years of seasonal "Walking Dead" mazes as part of the annual Halloween Horror Nights.

'The Powerpuff Girls' return as cartoon reboots punch into high gear

Recently Cartoon Network revealed that one of their most beloved original shows, "The Powerpuff Girls," was returning to the network. What's with all of the revisited content?

Who killed Killarney the koala?

The caretakers discovered the koala missing last Thursday. Officials say surveillance video places the mountain lion on zoo grounds at about the same time.

12 videos from Nancy Reagan's 'Just Say No' campaign

One of the aspects of Nancy Reagan that put her in the public's imagination the most was her "Just Say No" anti-drug campaign. Watch highlights from that campaign here.

Do not pass go — unless you're a pedestrian

Downtown Los Angeles is getting 15 new pedestrian "headstart" signals to help improve the safety of people crossing the street when vehicles are trying to make right turns.