Mike Roe Digital News Producer
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
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.
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.
Morricone is up for the Best Original Score at this Sunday's Oscars for "The Hateful Eight" — which could be his first win — but he's been creating memorable movie music since the '50s.
Despite reports that Murphy Ranch, thought to be part of a Nazi-sympathizer compound inhabited in the 1930s and '40s, was set to be torn down, that's not quite true.
The state Legislature is considering a moratorium on injecting gas into the Aliso Canyon storage facility, which leaked methane in the Porter Ranch area for several months.
L.A. County had the largest number of new registered voters sign up since early 2012 — but they came in fourth for percentage increase relative to the county's large population.
Rosendahl had several hospital visits and a brief stay in a convalescent home, and both his medical team and his family "feel that he is in his twilight days."
Work crews digging a relief well intercepted the leaking well on Thursday, allowing them to pump heavy fluids inside, the company said in a statement.
We've been dealing with a heat wave in the greater L.A. area, and while temperatures are expected to cool down going into the weekend, things start heating up again Sunday.
The president is scheduled to attend fundraisers in Silicon Valley Thursday before flying to Los Angeles, where he'll also attend Democratic fundraisers and tape an interview with Ellen DeGeneres.
There's one "The Bachelor" contestant who you can see online, but you may not recognize from the actual show. That's because she's making these videos that look like they fit right in herself.
Porter Ranch residents staying in hotels will now get up to eight days and seven nights to move out and back home. SoCal Gas is also set to pay other costs.
It took three years to build as part of a $120 million project. When construction began in 2012, Metro estimated it would take two years to build, but it didn't make its summer 2014 date.
"Think of somebody doing a freestyle gymnastics or ice routine, but in a wheelchair, with paint on the wheels of the wheelchair and on the roller, leaving marks."
The teens who have been charged are suspected of being gang members, according to the DA's office, and the murders were allegedly gang-related.