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

Felicia Day says you should be weird, it's great

Felicia Day made her name in Web series, with a nudge from Joss Whedon putting her in several projects. We talked with her about her memoir and how success nearly killed her.

5 things to see at Disney's D23 Expo: Star Wars, Muppet love and more

Disney's D23 Expo takes a ride into Anaheim this weekend. Here are five of the big stories to watch from D23 and what you should see if you go.

Ontario Airport: Deal struck to return airport to local control

L.A. and Ontario have made an agreement to return Ontario International Airport to local control, avoiding further litigation in a suit that was set for later this month.

Rocky Fire: Gov. Brown visits, calls for action on climate change

Gov. Brown visited fire crews fighting the massive Rocky Fire in Northern California on Thursday. Brown talked about climate change and how it relates to the fires.

'Fear The Walking Dead' trailer plays on real Los Angeles fears

In a new trailer, an accelerated fall of L.A. is shown with the power grid going down, fires burning across the city, gunshots being fired and more real-world worries.

Fox News Republican debates FAQ: Everything you need (plus bingo cards!)

The Republican primary is starting to get into full swing with Thursday's two Fox News debates. Get all the details and some bingo cards to help you play along at home.

'Lawn Dude' billboards encourage conservation across SoCal

Anthropomorphized lawn character Lawn Dude has been appearing on SoCal billboards to encourage water conservation, and he'll be sticking around through August.

National Night Out: Events in the greater Los Angeles area

It's an annual night of community events across the U.S. meant to promote partnerships between police and local communities. Here are some highlights from around the Southland.

Long Beach vault explosion: City says power restored to all

Service is being provided either through Edison's network or through the use of temporary generators.

Pro wrestler 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dead at 61; 7 of his greatest moments

Piper was a major part of the rise of the World Wrestling Federation in the 1980s, particularly at the first Wrestlemania, where he teamed against Hulk Hogan and Mr. T.

Venice Pier lifeguard attack caught on video

A lifeguard was assaulted on the Venice Pier Thursday in an attack captured on cellphone camera by bystanders.

Special Olympics 2015 FAQ: Where, when and how to enjoy the games in LA

The Special Olympics World Games come to L.A. July 25 through Aug. 2. Here are all the details on how you can see this year's Special Olympics and what they're all about.

I-10 collapse: Bridge set to reopen 1 lane each way, reduced speed

The bridge is reopening Friday with just one lane in each direction using what was previously the westbound side of the bridge, due to the eastbound side's collapse.

Unpublished Dr. Seuss story 'What Pet Should I Get?' set to be released

An original manuscript and sketches were found at the late author's home and are set to be published on July 28. Two other posthumous Seuss books are also scheduled.

Southern California lightning puts firefighters, pilots and lifeguards on alert

Lightning forced beaches to close and knocked out power to thousands. A plane was struck at takeoff from LAX. Firefighters are keeping watch in the burn zone.