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
Zach Sobiech, a young man diagnosed with bone cancer who became an Internet sensation thanks to a song he wrote called “Clouds,” died this week. He was 18.
The plant has been under scrutiny following pipe leaks that led to the plant being shut down, but back in happier times, they made a “Star Trek”-themed safety video.
The Los Angeles Clippers dropped coach Vinny Del Negro Tuesday, according to multiple reports, choosing not to extend his contract.
A one-acre brush fire that had been burning near a Burbank golf course is now fully contained. Crews are on hand to clean up hot spots in the area and make sure it doesn't reignite.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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” 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.”
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.
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, Los Angeles’s own mini-Coachella music festival, just released its lineup for another year of delivering indie rock darlings to the SoCal faithful.
Check out screenshots of racist and homophobic tweets, from both Southern California and nationally, as defined by the project.