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

There's an 'Arrested Development' banana stand in LA (PHOTOS)

A full-featured, functional Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana Stand is in the Los Angeles area all week. Here's where you can find it.

VIDEO: Miguel drops leg drop on fans at Billboard Awards

It was the leg drop heard ’round the world. At Sunday's Billboard Music Awards, R&B singer Miguel managed to drop a giant pro wrestling leg drop on fans.

Police ID body of missing Orange County woman Maribel Ramos

At a press conference Friday afternoon, Orange County officials said they had identified the body discovered the day before as that of 36-year-old Maribel Ramos.

SNL season finale: Bill Hader's last show, Kanye post-rant (video)

Bill Hader is leaving SNL after Saturday's show and Kanye West is appearing after going off on a rant about the show earlier this week.

100 most popular baby names show California has more Camilas, fewer Masons

Jacob and Sophia are the kings and queens of babies both nationally and in California, but number 7 name Jayden moves up to number 2 for boys in California.

UPDATE: Student in custody in Santa Monica, East LA college threats

Police are holding a suspect for questioning after an anonymous threat shut down local schools and sent parents and the news media into a panic Thursday.

American Idol has its finale Thursday but everyone's going to watch 'The Office'

“American Idol” wants to stay relevant, but they’re facing for the second part of their two-night finale they're facing the series finale of “The Office.”

VIDEO: Filmmaker protests Abercrombie by distributing their clothes on Skid Row

Filmmaker Greg Karber buys Abercrombie clothing from a Goodwill and starts distributing it to a group the company might think was off-brand: homeless people.

Driving Dead — man pleads guilty to stealing big-rig to flee zombies

A man hid in the back of a big-rig in Tennessee, then stole it after the driver crossed the country and stepped out near Temecula. The reason? Zombies.

FYF Fest 2013 lineup headlined by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, My Bloody Valentine

FYF Fest, Los Angeles’s own mini-Coachella music festival, just released its lineup for another year of delivering indie rock darlings to the SoCal faithful.

MAP: Where racist, homophobic speech comes from on Twitter

Check out screenshots of racist and homophobic tweets, from both Southern California and nationally, as defined by the project.

Lisa Loeb says 'Stay' for her journey into children's music

Lisa Loeb recently appeared at the L.A. Times Festival of Books, but she wasn’t there to sing her 1994 #1 hit “Stay" — she was performing on the kids’ stage.

UPDATE: LA judge rejects carjacked camp ranger's Dorner reward request

A Los Angeles judge has denied the request made by a camp ranger, carjacked by rogue ex-LAPD cop Dorner, to block the dispersal of $1 million in reward money.

Los Angeles, Orange County in time lapse photos from 1984 to today

Google’s new Earth Engine provides timelapse satellite images from 1984 through 2012, based on Landsat satellite photos. Here's what happened in Southern California.

Dean Jeffries, TV car creator for the Monkees, Green Hornet, dies

Jeffries, car customizer known for creating the Black Beauty for “The Green Hornet," the Monkeemobile for “The Monkees” and giving James Dean’s Porsche a custom paint job, has died.