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
The event will shut off streets to cars so get out your bikes, skateboards and sneakers.
Election Day is in the rearview mirror, but more than 4 million ballots in California still haven’t been processed. Those votes could still swing tight races across the state.
"It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away. We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries."
Vishavjit Singh isn't just a cartoonist — he's also Captain America. Well, he dresses up like Cap, at least, as part of an effort to engage with people of different views.
The highlights of the poll: High motivation to vote, strong support for Measure M and a generational divide when it comes to the proposition to legalize marijuana.
Why now? According to a press release from the city, pedestrian collisions increase in Glendale at this time of year with the end of Daylight Savings on Nov. 6.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 is coming to Los Angeles for the first time Friday, featuring everything from video games to mobile Shakespearean plays.
Tim Cogshell and Mike Roe say this Godzilla reboot is made for talking, and that's just what they do.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Steve Owen was shot and killed on Wednesday, a department spokesperson said at a press conference.