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

'Juno' actress Ellen Page comes out as gay

The 26-year-old told a Las Vegas audience Friday, "I'm here today because I am gay." She was speaking to a conference of counselors who work with LGBT teens.

When the Kickstarter engine fails to turn over

The "Veronica Mars" movie, funded by Kickstarter, comes out next month — but Kickstarter projects often aren't so immediately successful.

2.5 earthquake shakes up Yorba Linda

A 2.5 earthquake hit Yorba Linda around 5:28 p.m. Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

'Dumb Starbucks' coffee shop opens in Los Feliz

A store labeled as "Dumb Starbucks," using the Starbucks corporate logo and bearing an almost identical look to an actual Starbucks, opened up in Los Feliz on Friday. A Starbucks spokeswoman said the corporation is "looking into it."

Sochi Winter Olympics: Southern California athletes compete

The Winter Olympics kicked off in earnest following Friday night's opening ceremonies, and NBC4's Whit Johnson reported from Sochi and spoke with KPCC.

Brooks Wheelan cast on SNL halfway through yearlong video diary

New "Saturday Night Live" cast member Brooks Wheelan started the year as an engineer in L.A. and ended it living in New York and working on SNL. And he videoed it all.

3.0 earthquake rattles Hollywood

A small earthquake reported by the U.S. Geological Survey as a 3.0 shook Los Angeles on Saturday morning around 10:13 a.m.

Woody Allen responds to Dylan Farrow molestation allegations

Woody Allen wrote a New York Times guest column Friday following renewed attention given to allegations he molested adopted daughter Dylan Farrow.

Dylan Farrow speaks out on alleged abuse, calls out Hollywood

Woody Allen's alleged sexual abuse of daughter Dylan received renewed attention following his lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes, and now she's speaking out.

Hollywood's Meltdown Comics starts taking Bitcoin

Meltdown Comics started taking the buzzworthy currency of the moment, Bitcoin, joining the growing but still small in number ranks of physical stores that take bitcoin.

Anaheim City Manager Marcie Edwards nominated for DWP GM

Anaheim City Manager Marcie Edwards has been nominated to be the next general manager of the Department of Water and Power, replacing departing chief Ron Nichols.

Super Bowl XLVIII commercials: See 19 ads before they air

Companies looking to take advantage of Super Bowl advance hype to hype their own products have posted a number of ads already before Sunday's game. See them all here.

Los Angeles film czar Tom Sherak dies, 68

Tom Sherak, who was named Los Angeles's first film czar by Mayor Eric Garcetti in September, has died, the mayor confirmed on Twitter.

Jay Leno tells '60 Minutes' he's done with late night

Jay Leno is retiring from late night after leaving "The Tonight Show." Really this time, according to a new interview he gave to "60 Minutes."

How a Gmail error sent 10,000 spam emails to this Fresno man

The man — Fresno resident David Peck — told KPCC that he suddenly started getting random emails from total strangers this week — and he has no idea why.