Mike Roe Digital News Producer

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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

Woman charged in murder of man who tried to stop church taggers

Janeth Lopez has been charged with murder, attempted murder and vandalism in connection with the shootings of two men who tried to stop a graffiti attack on a church.

WonderCon comes back to Anaheim in 2013, not San Francisco

Comic book convention WonderCon is officially coming back to Anaheim for a second year in spring 2013 — and not going home to San Francisco.

John McAfee reportedly wanted for murder in Belize

Antivirus software pioneer John McAfee is wanted for murder in Belize, Gizmodo reports. Gregory Faull was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head.

16 best moments from Rebecca Black producer’s ‘It’s Thanksgiving’

Despite its infamy as one of the truly horrendous songs of the modern era, Rebecca Black "Friday" writer/producer Patrice Wilson has not been deterred.

Feinstein says she wishes Obama hadn't accepted Petraeus resignation

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said she wishes President Obama hadn't accepted CIA Director David Petraeus's resignation.

Mike Brown fired as coach of the LA Lakers

The move comes after a disappointing 1-4 start to the season. It is unclear who will be the replacement coach or the coach in the long term.

PHOTOS: LA Councilman Art Snyder remembered as a 'rascal'

Former Los Angeles city councilman Arthur K. Snyder has died at age 79. The ex-Marine served nine terms on the council, and was never far from scandal.

Rev. Schuller testifies in Crystal Cathedral bankruptcy case

Rev. Robert H. Schuller testified Thursday in bankruptcy court that the ministry he founded owes him millions of dollars for using his creative works in broadcasts and online.

No contest plea in 'Bling Ring' Paris Hilton jewelry theft

The man who allegedly robbed Paris Hilton's home as part of the "Bling Ring" case pleaded no contest Thursday to receiving Hilton's stolen jewelry.

MAP: PCH reopens following major gas leak, evacuations

A major gas leak near the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu prompted a closure of PCH in both directions near Carbon Canyon Road, but it's since reopened.

'Innocence of Muslims' filmmaker sentenced to 1 year in prison

Mark Basseley Youssef, central in making controversial anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims," was sentenced to a year in prison with 4 years supervised release.

Tom Hanks allegedly defrauded by insurance broker

Tom Hanks was allegedly defrauded by a Southern California insurance broker, who was arrested Wednesday morning.

24th House District: Maldonado concedes to Capps

Republican Abel Maldonado conceded to Democratic Rep. Lois Capps Tuesday night. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Capps led 54.8 percent to 45.2 percent.

Live blog: California and Los Angeles races, measures

Here's your home for the latest on local races, including the L.A. County DA, House races, Senate, Measures A, B and J and more.

Wildfire erupts in San Bernardino County

A wildfire erupted Monday in San Bernardino County, shutting down Interstate 15, forcing the evacuation of a community of ranch homes and burning 350 acres so far.