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

Los Angeles, Orange County in time lapse photos from 1984 to today

Google’s new Earth Engine provides timelapse satellite images from 1984 through 2012, based on Landsat satellite photos. Here's what happened in Southern California.

Dean Jeffries, TV car creator for the Monkees, Green Hornet, dies

Jeffries, car customizer known for creating the Black Beauty for “The Green Hornet," the Monkeemobile for “The Monkees” and giving James Dean’s Porsche a custom paint job, has died.

VIDEO: University of Phoenix imagines downtown LA elevated train

A commercial for the University of Phoenix includes the Metro Red Line going through downtown Los Angeles — in the air, right past the Bonaventure Hotel.

'Arrested Development' banana stand coming to LA to hype Netflix series

Netflix has tried to reposition itself as online HBO instead of online Blockbuster, and now they're taking the hype for new episodes of "Arrested Development" on the road.

Hey! Of Monsters and Men front folk revival that also yells at you (VIDEO)

The current folk revival is continuing to build steam, with Of Monsters and Men appearing on this past weekend’s “Saturday Night Live.” And they did a lot of yelling.

Why comic book fans hate the Mandarin in 'Iron Man 3' (POLL)

“You’ll never see me coming.” That quote from Sir Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin sums up the film’s surprise twist.

Stop-motion effects master Ray Harryhausen dies, 92 (video)

Special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen died Tuesday. Harryhausen brought to life a wide variety of creatures, utilizing stop-motion animation in the pre-CGI era.

Al Pacino quits 'Despicable Me 2'; here are 4 horrible movies Pacino said yes to

Al Pacino has quit his role in “Despicable Me 2,” just two months before the film’s release, citing creative differences. He's said yes to a lot of bad movies.

PHOTO GALLERY: Lucha VaVoom slams Mayan Theatre for Cinco de Mayo

Lucha VaVoom rolled through Los Angeles Sunday night for Cinco de Mayo, after a stop in Chicago on Saturday. Check out all of the event's colorful sights.

7 ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the Los Angeles area

However you want to celebrate this weekend, here are seven of the best opportunities to gather in the Los Angeles area and have some Cinco de Mayo fun.

UPDATE: Wildfire burns 3,000 acres near Banning, prompts evacuations

Southern California fire officials say a fast-moving wildfire has burned 2,956 acres in Riverside County near Banning, forcing some residents to evacuate.

Netflix loses 2,000 instant streaming titles

Sorry everyone — Netflix is cutting 1,794 titles, with a big chunk of that thanks to licensing agreements expiring with Warner Bros., MGM and Universal.

VIDEO: ESPN pulls X Games from LA — watch 9 spectacular X Games moments

ESPN announced Tuesday that the X Games won’t return to Los Angeles in 2014. They settled in L.A. for 2003’s X Games Nine and have been held here every year since.

Bomb Squad responds to plastic bottle explosion at Mattel HQ

The L.A. County Sheriffs bomb squad was called to Mattel’s El Segundo headquarters Tuesday after a plastic bottle exploded.

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Rolling Stones rock the Echoplex for hundreds of lucky fans

The legendary group rocked the Echoplex on Saturday night for a minuscule crowd compared to the thousands set to see them launch tour a week later at Staples Center.