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
JC Penney has been receiving a lot of attention this week over a tea kettle, advertised on a billboard in Culver City, that some said resembled… Hitler.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 has rattled Santa Barbara County. The quake was also felt in neighboring Ventura County.
Katy Perry and Robert Pattinson decided over the weekend to attend a Santa Barbara County wedding rehearsal — for people they didn’t know.
Several customers have taken to the Web to complain about a J.C. Penney billboard that's next to the 405 in Culver City. The problem: It kind of looks like Hitler.
The White Fire north of Santa Barbara was being fed by winds expected to gust up to 40 mph, with 550 firefighters battling the blaze.
YouTube Comedy Week promoted lots of familiar faces, some less familiar— and then there's the ones familiar only if you’re part of the hardcore YouTube community.
When Zach Galifianakis found out two years ago that Elizabeth “Mimi” Haist was homeless, he set her up in a Santa Monica apartment that he pays the rent on.
An L.A. high schooler made headlines with a clever video asking Sports Illustrated cover model Kate Upton to prom. She passed, but model Nina Agdal agreed to go instead.
British actor Tim Curry, known for his role as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” is recovering after suffering a stroke at his home in L.A.
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.