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

Coyote euthanized following attack on 6-year-old

The coyote who bit a 6-year-old boy's arm several weeks ago at Woodbridge Park has been euthanized, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Anaheim convention wants to be the Comic-Con of podcasting

The mission of this weekend's Now Hear This festival: Be podcasting's Comic-Con. The CEO of the company behind the festival argues it's the largest such event ever held.

Death penalty sought in shooting deaths of 2 Palm Springs cops

Felix, described as "self-admitted and known gang member," is believed to have ambushed the officers when they were responding to a family disturbance call.

LA County goes from fire warning to below-average temperatures

The area's been facing heat and a red flag warning, but it was set to expire in most of the county Thursday night — and temperatures are set to drop around 20 degrees by Sunday.

Great California ShakeOut: Responding to disaster, how to mentally prepare

If you live in the Golden State, you know the possibility of a major earthquake is always a factor. But what does that sometimes distant fear do to the psychology of Californians?

Anaheim man sentenced to 30 years for trying to aid Islamic State

Authorities say Muhanad Badawi and Nader Elhuzayel concocted a scheme for Elhuzayel to fly to the Middle East to fight for the Islamic State.

IndieCade, the gaming industry's Sundance, heads to LA

IndieCade is coming to Los Angeles for the first time Friday, featuring everything from video games to mobile Shakespearean plays.

Off-Ramp's critics roar about 'Shin Godzilla,' the reboot of reboots

Tim Cogshell and Mike Roe say this Godzilla reboot is made for talking, and that's just what they do.

LA County sheriff's sergeant shot, killed; suspect arrested

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Steve Owen was shot and killed on Wednesday, a department spokesperson said at a press conference.

$13.5 million US Bank settlement reached over upkeep of LA foreclosures

U.S. Bank reached the settlement with the L.A. City Attorney's Office for allegedly failing to maintain hundreds of foreclosed properties, many in South L.A. and the San Fernando Valley.

'Batman Beyond: Rebirth' details a refugee crisis in Gotham's future

"Batman Beyond" is a world that just won't die. Comic book creators Dan Jurgens and Bernard Chang told us about the latest iteration, with a new relaunch in stores everywhere.

2 charged in murder of Fullerton couple and their friend

Joshua Acosta and Frank Felix were charged Tuesday in connection with the murders of three people in Fullerton, according to a press release from the Orange County DA's office.

2 charged in murder of Fullerton couple and their friend

Joshua Acosta and Frank Felix were charged Tuesday in connection with the murders of three people in Fullerton, according to a press release from the Orange County DA's office.

How hot is it? Not hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk.

We asked someone who's tried cooking an egg outside in one of the hottest places around — Death Valley National Park — who told us what will probably happen if you try.

5 LA Podcast Festival shows that will blow your mind

To celebrate the event's fifth anniversary, check out five podcasts from the festival that are definitely worth checking out — and find out about their new competition.