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
The Southern California-based Church of Scientology got some social media attention Monday with a headline declaring “David Miscavige Leads Scientology to Milestone Year.”
Jodie Foster made news by kind-of-coming out at the Golden Globes Sunday night, but in an odd opening she shouted out NBC’s “Saturday Night Live."
This Sunday, it’s time to take your pants off. It’s the 12th Annual No Pants Subway Ride, sponsored by Improv Everywhere, with thousands of participants around the world.
“The Hunger Games” cleaned up big at the People’s Choice Awards this week, and now you can see some of those outfits the young stars were getting sweaty and dirty in.
A loss would have meant that money earned since 1999 would have had to be shared with the creators' heirs. Here’s a look at some of Superman's big box office portrayals.
The Kings hosted a news conference to kick off their 2012-13 season. It's not 2012, you say? Technicalities — the lockout's over, and the NHL is getting ready to play.
Watch videos giving tours of classic Hollywood by car in the 1950s and '60s, offering us a long forgotten perspective from behind the wheel.
The new film “Gangster Squad” takes a fictionalized look at the LAPD vice division of the 1940s. The details are given dramatic license, but it's based in reality.
Everyone’s favorite awards that don’t bear much similarity to other awards are live from the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night.
Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge says that a memorial for public TV personality Huell Howser will be held Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Griffith Observatory.
The Directors Guild announced their 2012 nominations Tuesday — too bad, so sad for Quentin Tarantino, who many thought earned a nod with “Django Unchained."
California Gov. Jerry Brown told reporters at a news conference Tuesday morning that he has completed his treatment for prostate cancer.
Using the power of a wristband, Disney World visitors will soon have instant access to even more conveniences. The only price: Letting the Mouse know your every movement.
Ready to usher in 2013? If you’re sick of sitting around your home or hunting for a house party, here are some of the big New Year’s Eve happenings around LA.
L.A. Metro is offering free rides on their bus and rail systems on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Been drinking? Hop on a free subway ride.