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

Brush fire burns 18 acres near 101 Freeway

A fire burning near the 101 Freeway and the Cahuenga Boulevard exit appeared to be largely under control, but firefighters were still fighting it late Tuesday afternoon.

Artists Assemble showcases comic book art created by Latinos

Comic books have increasingly diverse characters, but mainstream creators remain predominantly white. The Museum of Latin American Art is giving Latino creators the spotlight.

France attack: SoCal UC Berkeley student still missing

UC Berkeley student Nicolas Leslie, 20, is known to have been at the Bastille Day celebration and is still unaccounted for. Leslie is from Southern California.

Witness: 'Just mad chaos' in Nice after Bastille Day attack

People fled into the streets after a truck drove into a crowd celebrating the holiday on the city's promenade Thursday evening.

Bill passes allowing Los Angeles to transfer Ontario airport

A bill passed by the Senate on Wednesday includes a provision allowing the transfer San Bernardino County's Ontario airport out of Los Angeles's control to Ontario's.

Dallas attacks represent 'schism' in America, LAPD chief says

Police officers across Southern California are wearing black bands across their badges to mourn the deaths of five of their colleagues in Dallas.

5 dogs killed, 5 people injured in Palmdale brush fire

The people who were injured were attempting to extinguish the fire and save dogs from the rescue facility, Fire Capt. Keith Mora told KPCC.

Erskine Fire: Residents start to return home, many still without power

People affected by the Erskine Fire are returning home now — or at least trying to, as more than 200 structures, including many homes, were destroyed.

San Gabriel Complex: Firefighters try making progress before fire weather

Firefighters were able to use more of their resources building containment line and fighting the fire directly rather than focusing on protecting homes on Thursday.

Air quality reaches unhealthy levels after fires blanket SoCal

The warning level on AQMD's air quality index is red. That means it's unhealthy for everyone — not just people with respiratory problems.

Fires near Azusa, Duarte prompt evacuations, outages

Firefighters are battling two brush fires. Some residents have been forced to evacuate, while others were told to prepare for possible evacuation as the fires continued to burn.

Heat hacks: How to stay cool without air conditioning

Excessive heat warnings have been issued for large portions of Southern California. Find a cooling center near you and get tips for the air-conditionally challenged.

Sherpa Fire: Mandatory evacuations for Refugio, Venadito, Las Flores canyons

The Sherpa Fire has spawned mandatory evacuations for Refugio Canyon, Venadito Canyon and Las Flores Canyon due to a brush fire. The evacuations include a refinery.

Here's everything you can see from home from video game mecca E3

It's probably too late to get inside the conference, which begins Sunday, but we have a rundown of the highlights and events you can see online.

Air quality agency to offer ways to stem the stench from Sylmar landfill

The landfill is based in Sylmar, but Granada Hills has borne the brunt of bad smells. Steps to minimize the odors so far haven't worked, so here's what's being tried next.