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

Northridge Earthquake Timeline: 1994 quake devastates LA

Key events connected to the Northridge Earthquake and its aftermath in the days, weeks, months and years following the devastating natural disaster.

Update: Sheriff Baca to retire; LAPD deputy chief considering run

Embattled Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announced his plans to retire at the end of the month at a press conference Tuesday morning.

Pedestrian killed on Metro Gold Line

There was a death on the Metro Gold Line Saturday afternoon in South Pasadena. An eyewitness said that the man was moving slowly

East Coast storm 'Hercules' disrupts flights at LAX (updated)

Airlines at LAX are reporting cancellations of a total of 35 flights through midnight Friday related to the storm system affecting the Northeastern United States.

3.1 earthquake hits Los Angeles' Westside

A 3.1 earthquake hit Los Angeles's Westside late Friday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's website.

Beverly Hospital agrees to $250,000 patient dumping settlement

The settlement ends a lawsuit brought by the city of L.A. Beverly Hospital will also update its policies and procedures, and provide its staff with more training.

Paul Walker autopsy: Car going over 100 mph when fatal crash occurred

Roger Rodas, who was driving at the time, lost control "for unknown reasons" leading to the fatal crash that killed the pair, according to the report.

'Veronica Mars' trailer hits, featuring a murder mystery and KPCC

One of the first major projects to test the big-time capacity of crowdfunding for films, "Veronica Mars" has released its trailer.

Dodger Yasiel Puig arrested for speeding at 110 mph in Florida

The Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig was arrested Saturday morning for reckless driving. Puig was allegedly driving 110 miles per hour down "Alligator Alley."

6 injured after horse runs loose at LA Equestrian Center

A horse ran loose on a back trail at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center Saturday, NBC4 reports, leaving three adults and three minors with minor injuries.

Shia LaBeouf plagiarism? Comic writer Daniel Clowes eyes legal action, actor apologizes

LaBeouf's short was made widely available Monday and was apparently plagiarized. Now Daniel Clowes, the comic creator at the center of the scandal, is mulling his legal options.

SantaCon 2013 hits Los Angeles

It's time again for that annual Christmas subculture event, SantaCon. Men and women dress up as Santas and Santaettes en masse. Follow SantaCon tweets here.

Surprise! Beyonce drops new self-titled album with 17 music videos

Sorry Spotify — it’s an iTunes exclusive. Bey dropped it by surprise, sending Twitter into a frenzy and music journalists ripping up their 2013 top 10 lists.

'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug': Who is Smaug?

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second of three Hobbit films being produced by Peter Jackson, hits theaters Friday, and it features a brand new villain: Smaug.

Bell ex-official Robert Rizzo pleads guilty to federal tax evasion charges

The former Bell city administrator agreed to plead guilty to two felony charges of illegally avoiding paying federal income taxes. He has already pleaded no contest to state charges.