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

LISTEN: Anna Kendrick's 'Cups' from 'Pitch Perfect' hits radio

Anna Kendrick is best known as an actress, but now the song she did while doing a cup trick in "Pitch Perfect" is remixed and heading for radio.

Star Wars’s Ford, Hamill, Fisher signed on for Episode 7

A brand new Star Wars movie is only two short years away, and it looks like Luke, Leia and Han have all signed on to join in the fun — and revive their careers.

LA throws its hat in the ring to host the 2024 Olympics (VIDEO)

Should L.A. host the Olympics again? Mayor Villaraigosa thinks so, sending a letter to the USOC officially declaring L.A.’s interest in hosting the 2024 Olympics.

LA County Sheriff's second-in-command retires amid federal probe

Paul Tanaka, second-in-command at the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department who’s been strongly criticized for his handling of County jails, has announced he’ll be retiring.

VIDEO: Funny or Die auditions for members of the Postal Service

The latest from Funny Or Die offers an... alternative history of the formation of the much-loved but short-lived band the Postal Service, with open auditions.

Former WWE pro wrestling manager Paul Bearer, 58, dies

Pro wrestling manager William Moody, better known as his character “Paul Bearer,” has died. Bearer debuted in 1991 managing the Undertaker, one of the most famed wrestlers of all time.

Study: Twitter doesn't represent the general public

A new study says that the collection of social media users who sound off on Twitter aren’t representative of the broader public, differing significantly from national polls.

VIDEO: Oprah to deliver Harvard commencement speech; watch her at Stanford

Oprah Winfrey was announced Monday as this year’s Harvard commencement speaker. Here's a look at some of her previous commencement addresses.

GRAPHICS: Memorable quotes from the top 5 LA mayoral candidates

We've started collecting some particularly memorable and/or interesting quotes from the Los Angeles mayoral candidates. What quotes should we add?

Sequester: Obama mixes up Star Wars, Star Trek. Nerds rage. Meme born

President Obama's overlapping science fiction references at a pre-sequester presser prompted a quick social media reaction to the flub and an inspired response from the White House.

Computer suicide note found following 3 Orange County murders

A computer suicide note was found indicating the murders of three Orange County residents on Feb. 19 were pre-meditated, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

UPDATE: Juror dismissed in Bell corruption trial after looking up info online

The juror was dismissed Thursday for misconduct after she admitted she looked up information online and had her daughter look up a definition of jury coercion.

Missing Santa Barbara TV anchor Paula Lopez found, returns home safe

She was reported missing by concerned family members. She was last seen wearing a black sweat suit. No foul play was suspected, but her family was concerned about her welfare.

Comic spoiler warning: Something bad happens to Robin

DC Comics spoiled this week’s Batman Incorporated #8 in a New York Post article Monday morning. The comic hits the stands Wednesday. What's going to happen?

Razzies 'honor' Twilight Saga, Sandler comedy as year's worst

The Razzies held their 33rd annual tribute to the year's most cringe-worthy cinematic efforts Saturday, pouring scorn on some familiar personalities and performances.