Mike Roe Digital News Producer
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
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for much of Southern California — and it's expected to last through Sunday.
The Supreme Court issued two landmark opinions Wednesday, legalizing gay marriage in California and overturning the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Let us know what you think in our polls.
Kyle Baker decided to parody "Man of Steel" with “Mass Murderer of Steel.” You can send a battling Superman and Zod into buildings, bystanders and even school buses.
City officials sent cease-and-desist letters to Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, promising to crack down on automobile-for-hire services that operate without a permit.
Gary David Goldberg, the creator of several TV shows including the hit '80s Michael J. Fox sitcom "Family Ties," died Sunday. (Read reaction from Twitter.)
NASA announced a new class of astronauts that was half-female on Monday, but Tuesday marks the 30th anniversary of Sally Ride becoming the first American woman in space.
Monday marks 19 years since O.J. Simpson led police on an infamous low-speed chase in a white Bronco, after he allegedly killed his ex-wife Nicole.
The notoriously reclusive comedy superstar Dave Chappelle is headed back on the road. He'll be co-headlining Funny Or Die’s Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival.
An O.C. Sheriff's deputy crashed into a light post while patrolling Mission Viejo early Monday. His condition has been upgraded from critical to serious, but stable.
It’s a surprise, given the high security West has put around his production and the fact that he was able to keep the highly anticipated “Watch The Throne” from leaking.
Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti took to Reddit Thursday evening for a tweak on the classic AMA — he sought ideas from the Reddit community for L.A.’s future.
Eight members of the Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers organizations were suspended Friday by Major League Baseball Senior Vice President Joe Garagiola Jr.
Southbound I-5 near Camp Pendleton turned into a virtual parking lot Friday morning after a multi-vehicle crash involving a propane tanker blocked all lanes of the freeway.
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that natural genes can’t be patented, striking down the patent on a gene that gave Jolie an increased risk of breast cancer.
Imagineer Tony Baxter’s presentation from 2011’s D23 expo gives a tour of the process behind constructing the iconic Anaheim wonderland.