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

'Spider-Man' star Andrew Garfield: Spidey should be gay (POLL)

“What if MJ is a dude?" Garfield said. "Why can’t we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality? … So why can’t he be gay? Why can’t he be into boys?”

OC Register launches new Long Beach newspaper

The newspaper is scheduled to begin publication on Aug. 19. The O.C. Register's publisher says the new paper isn't about competing with the Long Beach Press-Telegram.

Hawthorne dog shooting: City council site crashes, 2nd video released (poll)

The city council's website was down on Tuesday in an apparent attack by the "hacktivist" group Anonymous; police have a second video they say exonerates the officers.

MAP: From shore to drunken shore, mapping the US by alcohol

From the Sam Adams shores of Massachusetts to California’s Sierra Nevada mountains/beers, Thrillist took to mapping the U.S. by its greatest asset: its variety of alcohol.

CHART: Group finds carcinogen in Pepsi outside California

An environmental group says that the caramel coloring used in Pepsi still contains a worrisome level of a carcinogen, even after Pepsi said it would change its formula.

VIDEO: Southern California police shoot, kill dog during arrest

A cellphone video, posted on YouTube, shows a dog leaping out of a car window and lunging at officers who handcuffed its master. It’s shot four times.

Ex-KPMG partner Scott London pleads guilty in Los Angeles

A former partner at accounting firm KPMG has pleaded guilty in Los Angeles to a securities fraud charge for providing insider information to a friend.

Los Angeles DASH bus strike ends; regular service resumes

With the end of the DASH bus strike, all routes had resumed normal service as of Monday morning, according to Metro.

Orange County woman who cut off husband's penis sentenced to life

Orange County woman Catherine Kieu was sentenced Friday to life in prison for cutting off her estranged husband's penis and tying him to his bed after an argument.

Paramount confirms Terminator reboot; Arnold Schwarzenegger to star

Paramount confirmed Thursday that it’s working on a reboot of the Terminator franchise, and that the next film is planned to kick off a new Terminator trilogy.

Suspect who allegedly shot LAPD officer in the face identified

A man suspected of shooting an L.A. policeman in the face was found dead Wednesday. The man was identified as Howard Partee.

Record heat cracking 100 degrees expected for parts of SoCal (Map)

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for much of Southern California — and it's expected to last through Sunday.

POLL: Prop 8 ruling legalizes gay marriage in California; DOMA ruled unconstitutional

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.

'Man of Steel' destructive third act satirized in new Web game

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.

LA sides with taxis, goes after ride-sharing apps. Do you agree? (poll)

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.