Mike Roe Digital News Producer

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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 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.

'Family Ties' creator Gary David Goldberg has died at 68

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.)

30 years since Sally Ride became 1st American woman in space (video)

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.

VIDEO: 19th anniversary of the OJ Simpson white Bronco chase

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.

VIDEO: Funny Or Die announces festival headlined by Dave Chappelle

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.

UPDATE: OC deputy's condition upgraded following crash

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.

Kanye West's new album Yeezus leaks 4 days early (video)

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.

5 highlights from LA Mayor-elect Garcetti's Reddit AMA on ideas

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.