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

Comic-Con 2013: Marvel fights back against 'Superman vs. Batman'

Marvel and DC both came out at Comic-Con 2013 fighting, with Marvel hoping to continue its moment and DC trying to build on the success of “Man of Steel."

Comic-Con 2013: 'Agents of SHIELD' premieres and Agent Coulson lives

Marvel presented the new "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." at Comic-Con, surprising fans by playing the entire pilot of the latest show from the mind of Joss Whedon.

Comic-Con 2013: Ender's Game controversy, X-Files reunion and more (photos)

Comic-Con 2013 is already making headlines, with only one full day in the books. Here's a look at highlights from what Comic-Con has offered up thus far.

San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Preview: 11 buzzworthy events (video)

San Diego Comic-Con, the annual gathering of pop culture fans, media and stars, starts Wednesday night and runs through Sunday. What should you be excited about?

US government recognizes 'League of Legends' video game as a sport

Riot Games worked with the United States government and has managed to get the competitors who play Riot’s “League of Legends” recognized as pro athletes.

VIDEO: Tanker fire on I-5 closes southbound 2, northbound 5 'long term'

A tanker filled with up to 7,500 gallons of gasoline crashed on the 5 at the 2 Freeway interchange Saturday morning, closing down the freeways and sending up dark smoke.

What everyone really thinks about LA, according to Google searches

What exasperates people about Los Angeles? Let's look at the Google AutoSuggest results of “why is [city name] so…” for the United States’ 50 largest cities.

'Spider-Man' star Andrew Garfield: Spidey should be gay (POLL)

“What if MJ is a dude?" Garfield said. "Why can’t we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality? … So why can’t he be gay? Why can’t he be into boys?”

OC Register launches new Long Beach newspaper

The newspaper is scheduled to begin publication on Aug. 19. The O.C. Register's publisher says the new paper isn't about competing with the Long Beach Press-Telegram.

Hawthorne dog shooting: City council site crashes, 2nd video released (poll)

The city council's website was down on Tuesday in an apparent attack by the "hacktivist" group Anonymous; police have a second video they say exonerates the officers.

MAP: From shore to drunken shore, mapping the US by alcohol

From the Sam Adams shores of Massachusetts to California’s Sierra Nevada mountains/beers, Thrillist took to mapping the U.S. by its greatest asset: its variety of alcohol.

CHART: Group finds carcinogen in Pepsi outside California

An environmental group says that the caramel coloring used in Pepsi still contains a worrisome level of a carcinogen, even after Pepsi said it would change its formula.

VIDEO: Southern California police shoot, kill dog during arrest

A cellphone video, posted on YouTube, shows a dog leaping out of a car window and lunging at officers who handcuffed its master. It’s shot four times.

Ex-KPMG partner Scott London pleads guilty in Los Angeles

A former partner at accounting firm KPMG has pleaded guilty in Los Angeles to a securities fraud charge for providing insider information to a friend.

Los Angeles DASH bus strike ends; regular service resumes

With the end of the DASH bus strike, all routes had resumed normal service as of Monday morning, according to Metro.