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
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 has been nominated to be the next general manager of the Department of Water and Power, replacing departing chief Ron Nichols.
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.
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 is retiring from late night after leaving "The Tonight Show." Really this time, according to a new interview he gave to "60 Minutes."
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.
The Grammy Awards hit the Staples Center this weekend, and we've got some unexpected reasons you'll want to tune in to CBS on Sunday.
Lots of podcasts do live shows, but "Jordan, Jesse, Go!" is upping the stakes by recording the show from inside the historic USS Iowa battleship.
Who will take home the coveted Oscars for best picture, director, actor and actress and supporting actor and actress at the 2014 Academy Awards?
Fire officials say that containment is going to be later than earlier thought. They appeared to hope that backfires overnight would do more than they have.
Los Angeles's Museum of Contemporary Art named Philippe Vergne its new museum director late Wednesday evening. He will succeed Jeffrey Deitch, who resigned Sept. 1.
Nominees include "American Hustle," "Captain Phillips," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Gravity," "Her," "Nebraska," "Philomena," "12 Years a Slave" and "The Wolf of Wall Street."
The singer is under investigation in an egg-throwing incident targeting a neighbor's home. Deputies found a drug in Bieber's residence and arrested Lil Za.
Egging houses has long been a rite of passage for many young people, but egging can come at a cost, especially in a ritzy neighborhood.
Key events connected to the Northridge Earthquake and its aftermath in the days, weeks, months and years following the devastating natural disaster.