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
The ticketing area at Los Angeles International Airport's Terminal 1 was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after a report of a suspicious item in the terminal's screening area.
Sheriff Bill Brown identified the gunman who went on a shooting rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara as 22-year-old Elliot Rodger.
Elliot Rodger, who allegedly shot and killed six in Isla Vista near the University of California, Santa Barbara, left a large digital footprint, including a 140-page manifesto.
Fan-favorite director Edgar Wright has dropped out of directing Marvel superhero movie "Ant-Man," set for next year. Here's video and imagery of what could have been.
TBS has canceled Los Angeles-based "The Pete Holmes Show" after two seasons. Here's a look at the show's funniest, most viral bits.
The National Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm and flash flooding warnings for parts of central Los Angeles County, including Palmdale.
A woman who was 15 when she disappeared 10 years ago from her California home has contacted police and says she was held against her will for years.
Jewish dating service JDate has new billboards targeted at millennials, with copy drawn from social media — including from one L.A. comedy writer.
The first "Guardians" trailer showcased Marvel's spacefaring heroes' goofy side. The new teasers put the laughs away and focus on the "epic" in space epic.
The Avengers are teaming up to fight a formidable foe: Cancer. At least, one man's cancer, through the power of Marvel actors' selfies.
The high heat and dry weather continues for another day in Southern California on Thursday. There's a predicted high in Los Angeles near 101 degrees.
High temperatures have spawned several fires Wednesday, including six in the San Diego area, one in Mission Hills and others in Long Beach, Deer Springs and elsewhere.
Allen was off-duty and driving his own vehicle when he was hit by a cement truck while driving on Loma Lista Drive, according to the Department.
"The Fifth Beatle" is a lush graphic novel about Brian Epstein, who discovered the Beatles in a Liverpool basement. We talked to the writer about what Epstein's story means to him.
In Los Angeles, the percentage who bike to work rose from 0.6 in 2000 to 1 percent in the more recent polling data.