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

Free pretzels today in SoCal for National Pretzel Day (video)

Pretzelmaker is offering free pretzels to celebrate the holiday — they have 20 stores in California, plus more around the nation.

CHART: 4 downtown LA skyscrapers would change owners in proposed deal

New York-based Brookfield Office Properties moving on up with $430 million deal make to own four of the tallest downtown L.A. office buildings in proposed acquisition of MPG.

'Draft Day' starts shooting as 2013 NFL Draft begins

The 2013 NFL Draft started Thursday. Also on hand for the draft — the cast and crew of “Draft Day,” shooting a new football movie starring Kevin Costner.

Disney, AMC settle 'Iron Man 3' release battle (trailer)

"Iron Man 3" is coming to the nation's 2nd-largest theater chain after all — AMC settled a dispute with Walt Disney Studios that threatened next week's launch.

Zooey Deschanel gets apology for being named Boston bombing suspect

During the televised manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers, a closed captioner for a Fox affiliate accidentally typed “Zooey Deschanel” as the name of one of the suspects.

VIDEO: Zach Braff wants that money you gave the Veronica Mars Kickstarter

Braff wrote and directed “Garden State,” and now he wants to make “Wish I Was Here” — and is asking fans for $2 million on Kickstarter to fund it.

VIDEO/POLL: Honesty is the 2nd best policy for Coachella fans asked about fake bands

Jimmy Kimmel Live's "Lie Witness News" went to the desert and what they found was a collection of Coachella kids going gaga over fake bands.

'Mad Men' had a secret crossover with '30 Rock' on Sunday

“Mad Men” star Jon Hamm also had a recurring role on “30 Rock," but this past Sunday featured the two shows' most subtle interaction yet.

NBC pulls 'Hannibal' amidst Boston bombings, VH1 still says it's the 'Best Week Ever'

Amidst a week of horrifying tragedy, NBC has decided to pull episode 4 of new serial killer drama “Hannibal” from its schedule over concern about its violent content.

Happy 75th birthday, Superman: The Man of Steel and his LA connections

While Superman made the cover of Action Comics #1, he wasn’t even the only story in that comic — but he soon took over, with later issues hitting 1 million in sales.

UPDATE: No bomb found at Cal State LA; campus still closed

Students are being allowed back into dorms, though the campus is closed. The school closed at noon and was evacuated after a bomb threat was phoned in.

How Twitter's new music platform works. And how it can humiliate you

Twitter's it-took-so-long-we-almost-gave-up-on-it music service arrived Thursday in a shiny, boxy layout that allows people to easily find music and share via iTunes, Spotify and Rdio.

E! 'Fashion Police' writers go on strike over wages, benefits (video)

“We have earned the right to be a Guild show, we deserve to be a Guild show, and we want to be a Guild show,” “Fashion Police” writer Ned Rice said in a WGA statement.

Boston Marathon bombings: FBI denies arrest made; CNN, AP walk back earlier reports

Despite reports on CNN and by the AP saying otherwise, no arrests were made in the Boston Marathon bombings when CNN and AP reported there were, according to the FBI and the Boston Police Department.

Interview: Harry Shearer on 'Le Show' being taken off the air in LA (audio)

“Le Show,” a public broadcasting institution hosted by Harry Shearer since 1983, was removed from KCRW’s broadcast schedule effective immediately earlier this week.