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
“Le Show,” a public broadcasting institution hosted by Harry Shearer since 1983, was removed from KCRW’s broadcast schedule effective immediately earlier this week.
The show’s previous seasons took shots at the world of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” and now they’re parodying the less renowned “Bachelor Pad."
Ira Glass is following his KPCC Public Radio Bracket Madness win by getting his celebrity on in the latest music video from Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, “We The Common.”
Ladies and gentlemen, after a finals with almost 50,000 votes cast, we can announce the winner of Public Radio Bracket Madness and the 2013 Golden Radio trophy: “This American Life.” Plus watch photos of Host Ira Glass receiving the hardware.
Heather Campbell has an impressive resume: former “Saturday Night Live” writer, appearing on the rebooted “Whose Line Is It Anyway”… and now, a winner in the Google Glass Explorer program.
A staffer for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa opened a letter Thursday that had white power inside. The front hall of the Mayor's Office was evacuated and closed off.
C.K.’s father was from Mexico, and while C.K. was born in California, his family moved south of the border when he was 1 year old before returning to the U.S.
Thanks to a couple small but explicit depictions of gay sex, major digital comic retailer Comixology banned the Image Comics book from being sold through any iOS apps.
If you’re sick of all the headaches associated with summer music festivals in general, you might agree with the sentiment of the new fake Coachella commercial “Coachella is Awesome!”
This American Life and Radiolab are facing off in the Public Radio Bracket Madness finals, and they're taking to social media to get out the vote.
So we’ve had a lot of fun voting for our favorite public radio shows. But this is where it gets real. And we’ve even got a prize.
Ebert was known for his thumbs-up, thumbs-down TV reviews that influenced moviegoers across the nation.
Writers from the E! network show “Fashion Police” have filed claims alleging the show broke California labor laws and doesn’t compensate writers for the hours they work.
Google Nose lets you sniff "15M+ sentibytes" via your computer screen. Twttr is for those who only want to use consonants. YouTube closes until 2023 because it has enough videos already. Morning Edition profiles "Hootie and the Time Travelers." The April 1 foolishness has begun.
Fans of popular culture went all out with their costumes at WonderCon on Easter weekend in Anaheim. Check them out in our photo slideshow.