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
Californians sweltering in a heat wave are being urged to reduce their power consumption — including that air conditioning you may desperately want to be using.
Maggie Steffens and the rest of the U.S. team get a fresh crack at a gold medal, this time against Spain in Thursday's final of the London Games.
A crash involving a big rig and a pickup truck Tuesday morning blocked the eastbound San Bernardino (10) Freeway in Baldwin Park and left two people hurt.
UFC is bringing mixed martial arts back to L.A. once again this Saturday for a live event that will be broadcast on Fox. How will it fare against the Olympics?
The Los Angeles Dodgers are celebrating Star Trek Night for the first time, following up on several years of success with Star Wars Night.
A Torrance Chick-fil-A has been vandalized with spray paint reading "Tastes Like Hate," following the restaurant's public opposition of gay marriage.
A federal appeals court has reversed a California ruling in favor of debt collectors who send letters to someone's workplace.
The top technology officer for Los Angeles pleaded with city workers to stop watching the Olympics online at work, saying it could cause a municipal computer meltdown.
The Food and Drug Administration has warned a Los Angeles-based Lap-Band firm to pull misleading weight loss surgery ads.
Officials say a big electricity trader has apparently figured out a way to exploit vulnerabilities in the state's electricity market — much as Enron did.
A man charged with attempted murder in the stabbings of three homeless people who were left with notes labeled "death warrants" has pleaded not guilty.
Over 200 protesters storm Anaheim City Hall after the family of a man shot to death by Anaheim police Saturday announced it is suing the city for $50 million.
For those who haven't been, San Diego Comic-Con is a massive pop culture behemoth that offers a community where at least someone else will love the thing you love.
Artist Ed Ruscha has resigned from the board of Los Angeles's Museum Of Contemporary Art — the last of four to leave after chief curator Paul Schimmel was removed.
Comic-Con is here. KPCC's Mike Roe had a chance to talk with "Batman" writer Scott Snyder recently at another convention about his work and why comics still matter.