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
Cooper Komatsu, 13, had his first misspelling in the ninth round of the finals. Check back for final results and try your own word power with a sample test.
Water quality at Southern California Beaches is improving, according to Heal The Bay, with drought helping the water stay clean. Still, SoCal had four of the worst 10 beaches.
ET is coming — that is, the ET-94 space shuttle fuel tank, inching its way through Los Angeles and heralded by traffic advisories. We've got your back on where to avoid.
Service on the Expo Line light rail extension starts at noon Friday, and whether you’re a seasoned rider or a Metro newbie, we have a rundown of the key things you’ll want to know.
Do you have your TAP card ready to go? Don't be so quick to rush down to the beach — we have some suggestions for what you should stop and check out at all seven new stops.
A group of LAPD cops dance across the city as part of the "running man" viral video challenge, after being called out by New Zealand police. Watch here.
A memorial for KPCC Morning Edition host Steve Julian is scheduled for May 28 at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
Metro's offering parking at three of its new Expo Line extension stations — 544 spaces total, with 221 requiring permits. But there are a few rules.
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department psychologist was charged Monday with multiple counts of sexually molesting a young boy and girl.
Nineteen firefighters died three years ago in a fire that burned 8,000 acres. The lone survivor, Brendan McDonough, told KPCC his story.
The trial of Enrique Marquez Jr., who bought the rifles used in the San Bernardino attack, is being pushed back from July 19, 2016 to March 21, 2017.
A memorial to honor Prince is scheduled for Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Spring Street steps of City Hall, with performers including the Time and Faith Evans.
This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day. It comes as comic books become more diverse on the page, while also drawing a more diverse audience.
See what California looked like more than a hundred years ago when remote San Miguel Island reopens this month.
Star Wars fans are celebrating Star Wars Day — May the 4th. A new analysis looks at online comments by fans to see if "Star Wars" fans can back up that pun.