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

Rim Fire: Yosemite wildfire now 7th largest in Calif. history (map, photos)

Crews made some progress overnight on the aggressive wildfire burning in parts of Yosemite National Park, but the fire grew to 179,481 acres.

Charter crash: 52 injured as bus overturns on 210 (PHOTOS, MAP)

A charter bus headed to a casino overturned on the 210 Freeway, sending 52 to local hospitals and temporarily closing the freeway. The bus driver allegedly made an unsafe lane change.

Rim Fire: Wildfire near Yosemite explodes overnight to 53,866 acres (photos)

A wildfire outside Yosemite National Park has more than tripled in size and still threatens about 2,500 homes, hotels and camp buildings.

Encino cosmetic surgeon charged with involuntary manslaughter

A former cosmetic surgeon from Encino was charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter in connection wtih a patient who died during liposuction surgery.

BuzzFeed's Hastings had drugs in his system when he died

Michael Hastings had a small amount chemical consistent with meth use in his system when he died in a fiery collision, the coroner's report said. Read the full report here.

Tennis ump charged with murdering husband sues for false arrest (PDF)

Tennis umpire Lois Goodman was accused of killing her husband with a coffee mug, but the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office dropped the charges. Read the full suit.

Daycare closed after 2-year-old tests positive for marijuana

Bina's Family Child Care in La Crescenta has been closed by authorities following allegations that it allowed a 2-year-old girl to consume marijuana.

Police charge convicted robber with 1990 cold case killing

In the summer of 1990, a would-be robber shot and killed a grocer store owner in South Los Angeles, but now police say they think they’ve solved the case.

WWE pro wrestler Darren Young comes out as gay (VIDEO)

WWE pro wrestler Darren Young came out at LAX to a TMZ reporter, which WWE.com confirmed, issuing a statement supporting Young.

Silver Lake Neighborhood Council considering an Airbnb ban

The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council is having a committee meeting Wednesday evening taking up a proposal to ban short-term rentals like those conducted through Airbnb.

Man chases dog onto street in North Hollywood, both killed by bus

A Southern California man who chased his dog onto a street was hit by a bus and died, along with his pet. The dog was chasing a ball late Wednesday morning.

LA County Sheriff's Department misplaces an M-16 rifle

Supervisors have been ordered to search thoroughly for the rifle. Assistant Sheriff Todd Rogers sent an internal email saying the M-16 going missing was "embarrassing."

VIDEO: Man whose dog was shot by police pleads not guilty to multiple charges

A man whose Rottweiler dog was shot and killed by Hawthorne police pleaded not guilty Tuesday to multiple felony charges, including intimidating a witness.

Eydie Gorme, popular easy listening singer, dies at 84 (videos)

The popular nightclub and TV singer Eydie Gorme has died. Gorme was known both as a solo act and for “Steve and Eydie,” teaming with her husband Steve Lawrence.

Amber Alert: DiMaggio, Anderson apparently spotted in Idaho (updated)

Authorities announced Friday that kidnapping suspect James DiMaggio and missing 16-year-old Hannah Anderson were apparently spotted by hikers in the Idaho wilderness.