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

Pasadena sued over changes to police body camera policy

The NAACP chapter says those changes contradict what it submitted to the Department of Justice when it applied for initial funding.

Redondo Beach's 3-generation container homes

The Lucia Container Home project fits two private residences in 14 shipping containers. It's meant to be environmental while accommodating three generations of family.

Local Comic Shop Day 2016: What to get and where to get it

Comic shops around the world want fanboys and fangirls to check out a store near them.

36 million new dead trees spotted in California's forests

A new aerial survey has identified an additional 36 million dead trees across California since the last one in May, bringing the total since 2010 to more than 102 million.

LA has more chronically homeless than any other city

L.A. has the most chronically homeless residents in the U.S. for the second year in a row, according to a federal report released this week. So what are we doing about it?

With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus: The host who's always the guest

You may have seen actress/comedian Lauren Lapkus in a movie or on TV, but she made her name in L.A.'s improv comedy scene. She carries on that tradition with her podcast.

Groups accuse OneWest Bank of housing discrimination

OneWest Bank may have violated the Fair Housing Act through practices that kept minorities from having equal access to home loans, according to two nonprofit advocacy groups.

Fire at Torrance refinery extinguished

A fire broke out at the Torrance refinery on Tuesday afternoon, according to Torrance Fire Capt. Robert Millea. This is the same plant where there was an explosion last year.

How Riverside County reached 'functional zero' veteran homelessness

The tools to reach functional zero include prioritizing veterans, using actual veterans in outreach, treating veterans as individuals and working with law enforcement.

Beach Streets: Long Beach holds its own version of CicLAvia

The event will shut off streets to cars so get out your bikes, skateboards and sneakers.

Millions of ballots still need to be processed in California

Election Day is in the rearview mirror, but more than 4 million ballots in California still haven’t been processed. Those votes could still swing tight races across the state.

Singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen dies at 82

"It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away. We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries."

Red, White and Beard: The Sikh Captain America in SoCal

Vishavjit Singh isn't just a cartoonist — he's also Captain America. Well, he dresses up like Cap, at least, as part of an effort to engage with people of different views.

LA County Latino voters highly motivated, poll says

The highlights of the poll: High motivation to vote, strong support for Measure M and a generational divide when it comes to the proposition to legalize marijuana.

Glendale launches pedestrian/cyclist/driver safety campaign

Why now? According to a press release from the city, pedestrian collisions increase in Glendale at this time of year with the end of Daylight Savings on Nov. 6.