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
Councilman Englander announced that he's putting forward an emergency motion to create an ordinance banning the sale, possession and transportation of the drug "spice."
Crews continue to make progress in fighting the massive wildfire. The blaze has destroyed 105 homes and 216 outbuildings. By Sunday afternoon, all mandatory evacuations had been lifted.
As an exiled Ethiopian journalist, the publisher of Harriet Tubman Press knows what it's like to struggle to get your voice out. Now, he's trying to change that.
A suspect in several home invasions and attempted rapes/attacks beginning on Aug. 1 has been arrested, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
A wildfire burning out of control in the mountainous Cajon Pass was heading toward the community of Wrightwood Tuesday, U.S. Forest officials said.
The fire was reported Tuesday in a sparsely populated area but quickly expanded and shut down portions of the 15 Freeway and Highway 138.
The suspect has worn the same clothes in each incident: blue high-top sneakers and a green T-shirt with an image of the Virgin Mary.
Until now, people have had to transfer between the Red and Orange lines at street level, using Lankershim Boulevard. It took more time for commuters and posed safety issues.
Lots of sports seem to be teeter on the edge of inclusion in the Olympic Games. Which sports on the borderline do you want in — or out?
The incidents occurred about 20 minutes apart and less than a mile from each other, according to the Glendale Police Department.
Acclaimed graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang - who just won a Genius Grant - tells us how he drew from the earliest Superman stories to create a Superman with a chip on his shoulder.
The #FirstSevenJobs social media trend captures how we all made it where we are today. We reached out to the L.A. City Council to find out their stories.
We've got all the details on how to watch the Olympics — including where to watch them live in L.A.
A fire that broke out after a backhoe struck a gas main Wednesday in Woodland Hills has been extinguished, according to LADWP officials. Evacuations have been lifted.
The movie has a 33 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. But comic book legend Jim Lee tells KPCC that they're using the inspiration of the movie's trailers to do something different.