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
L.A. comedian Jay Leggett died Saturday at 50 years old. Local comedy theater iO West is holding a memorial for him Monday on their main stage.
Her work focused on racism, as well as life below the poverty line in Los Angeles, California and throughout the southwest. She was born and raised in Watts.
The guest spots aren’t limited to Pharrell himself; here’s where you can find all of the celebrity drop-ins for the epic Los Angeles-based video.
“Doctor Who" celebrates its 50th anniversary this Saturday with a new special: “The Day of the Doctor." Don’t know the Doctor? We've got everything you need to know.
The Chino City Council unanimously approved the purchase of 100 on-body video cameras Tuesday night for use by Chino police officers. The price tag: $295,825.
The "Like A Rolling Stone" interactive video lets you flip between 16 channels, with both real TV stars and fake ones doing Dylan. Follow along with our complete channel listing here.
A short film showing the other side of a conversation from "Gravity" was set for the Blu-ray, but now it's been submitted for Oscar consideration. Watch it here.
The L.A. Police Department released a sketch Tuesday of a suspect possibly associated with the killing of Joseph Gatto, father of California Assemblyman Mike Gatto.
"Torian has been suspended from the team indefinitely while the legal process and student discipline process run their course," football coach Jim Mora said in a statement.
JP Morgan Chase & Co. reached a record $13 billion settlement Tuesday with state and federal agencies, including almost $300 million for California.
Mark Lacter, KPCC contributor and the author of business blog LA Biz Observed, has passed away. He was 59. Lacter died after suffering a stroke Wednesday.
Produced by Chris Rock, the show received strong ratings when it debuted on FX, but its success didn’t carry over to FXX. Watch clips from the show here.
Co allegedly improperly collected money for in-home care for his mother from a state program. The charges led to his resignation in August.
California's Senate Rules Committee acted amid a federal investigation. On Wednesday, a group of elected officials from Southeast L.A. will call for Calderon's resignation.
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles announced Tuesday that its last patient from the Nov. 1 attack has been upgraded from critical to fair.