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

PETA wants LA Unified kids to do virtual dissections on iPads

Now that LAUSD is buying iPads for students, animal rights group PETA is offering the district a free app to simulate dissections instead of dissecting real animals.

Woman suing LAPD after fall from moving patrol car

A woman says officers arrested her on suspicion of public intoxication but didn't secure her with a seat belt. She sustained critical injuries when she fell out. Read the lawsuit here.

Man sought in 210 Freeway death case turns himself in

A man suspected of driving a car that a woman jumped or was pushed from before she was struck and killed on the 210 Freeway in Sylmar has turned himself in to police.

VIDEO: Dave Chappelle walks off stage 2 weeks before SoCal show

Comedian Dave Chappelle walked off stage at a show in Connecticut after a few jokes, thanks to a rowdy crowd, just two weeks before he’s scheduled to appear in Irvine.

Rim Fire: California launches drone to help fight 192,466-acre wildfire

Firefighters battling the Rim Fire burning into Yosemite have added a California National Guard Predator drone to their arsenal as the fire continues to grow.

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.