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

FBI: SoCal man arrested for al-Qaida support

Garden Grove man Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen was arrested Friday morning and faces charges that he tried providing material support to al-Qaida, according to the FBI.

How do I get Dodgers World Series tickets?

Even if you don’t have season tickets, you still have an opportunity to win a random drawing for the chance to buy Dodgers World Series tickets.

'Make It Quick' bandit robs same bank for a 4th time

The Make It Quick bandit robbed a U.S. Bank branch in San Pedro — for the fourth time. It's his 12th robbery since 2009.

QUIZ: Government shutdown rumor control: True or false?

With the government shutdown in effect, there are rumors and questions left in the public's mind about how the shutdown will affect them. How much do you know?

VIDEO: Zach Galifianakis vs. Justin Bieber on 'Between Two Ferns'

“It’s really exciting to talk to you, especially right in the middle of your public meltdown.” So begins comedian Zach Galifianakis’s interview with Justin Bieber.

Gov. Brown signs California coastal conservation tax bill

Gov. Jerry Brown announced that he'd signed a bill to add a checkbox on California state income returns to give charitable contributions to costal conservation efforts.

Tour bus crash in San Diego County injures 8

For the third time in less than a month, a tour bus heading to a Southern California casino has crashed.

Emmys 2013 Poll: Vote for your favorites in 11 categories

Which shows make you catch your breath or laugh until various body parts hurt? Share who you'd like to win in 11 of the Emmys' major categories.

5 years later: A timeline of key events in the Great Recession

This week marks the collapse of the once-mighty Lehman Brothers, a landmark moment that marked the start of the Great Recession. Take a look back at some of the moments that affected the world and hit home right here in Southern California.

Patrick Stewart follows up viral video with marriage

Sir Patrick Stewart, he of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “X-Men” fame, announced on Twitter that he had decided to "make it so," marrying fiancee Sunny Ozell.

Iconic Volkswagen bus being retired thanks to new safety laws

The Volkswagen Transporter 2, better known as the VW bus — that iconic vehicle of hippie culture and the Venice Beach lifestyle — is officially being retired.

VIDEO: The Pixies play surprise show ahead of 4 more LA nights

Legendary alt-rock band the Pixies played a surprise show with a new line-up Friday night at the Echo, ahead of a world tour.

VIDEO: Answering Ylvis's 'The Fox': What DOES a fox sound like?

The new song “The Fox” by Ylvis has quickly become a viral sensation. But wait, what noise DOES a fox actually make? And which foxes are in Southern California?

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.