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
Andrew W.K. made waves after the State Department named him a cultural ambassador to Bahrain, but they changed their minds. There’s a little less partying in the Middle East.
At the Port of L.A.'s Pier 400, clerical workers went on strike to protest outsourcing. Operations are still shut down Wednesday morning at the busy terminal.
A lunar eclipse is set to take place Wednesday morning, Nov. 28. It’s supposed to be easily visible to the naked eye, but clouds or morning fog could spoil views.
California’s senators joined with the other Pacific Coast senators to ask the Justice Department to investigate the role of oil refineries in recent gas price spikes.
Matt Micucci, brother to singer/actress Kate Micucci, has his very own Thanksgiving song — perfect for helping you digest that last lump of gravy.
Ever wonder what the deal was with improv? Thrash Lab’s latest episode of “Subculture Club” takes a look at the L.A. outlet of the UCB Theatre.
The president of the city of L.A.'s Board of Public Works, Andrea Alarcón, is entering professional treatment after her daughter turned up alone at L.A. City Hall.
The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade took place Thursday morning in New York City. This year featured four new balloons. Check out the highlights.
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Several groups are trying to follow up on the cultural success of the idea of Black Friday. The latest entrant? Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 27.
Rhythm and blues singer Billy Scott of 1960s–70s recording group the Prophets, singer of hits "I Got The Fever" and "California," has died at age 70.
The Hollywood Reporter is following wins at the National Entertainment Journalism Awards with a new issue featuring an apology for its role in the Hollywood Blacklist.
Voice actress Lucille Bliss, who voiced Smurfette from “The Smurfs” and one of the stepsisters in Disney’s “Cinderella,” died earlier this month.
Want some Twinkies? Some Los Angeles-area residents have taken to Craigslist to earn a quick buck off the impending Hostess shortage.