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

DC Comics joins efforts to turn Make-A-Wish kid into Batman

A 5-year-old fought leukemia, won, and now he wants to be Batman. The Make-A-Wish Foundation and DC Comics said "Hey, why not?"

Last 300 Blockbuster stores to close, including dozens in SoCal

No more "CLOSING — THIS LOCATION ONLY!" signs — the last 300 Blockbuster stores owned by corporate parent Dish Network are bowing to the Netflix empire and closing.

Make-A-Wish to make kid Batman, remake San Francisco as Gotham

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is granting a 5-year-old with leukemia's wish to become Batkid on Nov. 15, and they're doing it by giving him a full-sized adventure.

LAX Shooting: Suspected shooter Ciancia could face death penalty

The official complaint by the federal government against suspected shooter Paul Anthony Ciancia was filed Saturday in U.S. District Court in California. He could face the death penalty for killing TSA agent Gerardo Hernandez, pictured above.

LAX Shooting: Timeline of incident at Terminal 3

A suspect is in custody and multiple injuries reported after a gunman opened fire at a security checkpoint in Terminal 3 of Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning.

Tina Fey and Ellie Kemper team up for new NBC show

Two fan-favorite NBC comedies that met their demise this year are back — ish. "30 Rock" star Tina Fey is the co-creator of a new show starring Ellie Kemper from "The Office."

Update: Calderon targeted in Hollywood bribery sting; FBI seeks leaker

The federal affidavit alleges Calderon accepted almost $60,000 in bribes from an undercover FBI agent. The FBI, meanwhile, is investigating the leak of a document.

DC Comics flies west, relocating from New York to Burbank

The staff trying to come up with the next Superman is getting some sunnier environs while doing so. DC Comics is moving from New York City to Burbank.

Hal Needham, director of 'Smokey & The Bandit,' dies

Hal Needham, famed stuntman-turned-director, has died. He became known as a stuntman on "Have Gun, Will Travel" and later went on to direct his friend Burt Reynolds.

Arroyo Seco Bear shuts down 210, avoids capture, reappears on Twitter

A black bear ventured into Pasadena Thursday afternoon and caused a commotion, but it ended up making its way back into the Angeles National Forest.

VIDEO: Schwarzenegger yells your favorite lines to promote 'Escape Plan'

Former California governor/action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger really wants you to go see his new movie, so he's yelling your favorite lines on video.

VIDEO: Superman's 75th anniversary celebrated in amazing short

It’s Superman’s 75th anniversary, and DC Comics dropped some serious fan service on Superman fans to celebrate that 75 years in a two-minute short.

PHOTOS: Rare Stejneger's beaked whale washes ashore in Venice Beach

The body of a rare Stejneger's beaked whale washed ashore in Venice Beach Tuesday night, according to environmental group Heal The Bay.

The Mighty Boosh cancels LA comedy show due to government shutdown

The shutdown delayed the visa process, which in turn delayed when the group could fly to the States, leading to the show's cancelation.

Dodgers series: 4 ways to follow the game while you're at work

Do you want to track the Dodgers in the National League Championship Series, but do it undercover? Here are four ways to check the Dodgers playoffs games out.