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 crowd's gotten younger and critics have argued that the show's become more corporate, but the Warped Tour still plays to thousands across the country.
Comedian Howard Kremer is capitalizing on the viral success of his summer enthusiasm (excuse me — as Kremer puts it, "summah") with an entire album of summah songs.
Egypt's Hosni Mubarak was being kept alive by life support after he was rushed from prison to a military hospital in a rapidly worsening condition, officials said.
American Idol's Randy Jackson may have led the use of the word "dog" in the years since Arsenio Hall's late night talk was canceled, but Arsenio is coming back.
I'd never seen "Goodfellas." But I was one of the hundreds who had the chance to hear him speak at a screening of the film.
The president was interrupted twice by a reporter from the conservative "Daily Caller" during a press conference outlining the administration's new immigration policy.
The creators of the wildly popular (and morally ambivalent) Grand Theft Auto games decided to forgo the big stage of the E3 convention, but here's what we know.
Both suspects in the Bryan Stow case have been ordered to stand trial for assault and battery in the beating of San Francisco Giants fan Stow at Dodger Stadium.
L.A. County District Attorney's Office investigators searched the office and homes Thursday morning of two high-ranking administrators at Pasadena City College.
American Idol auditions are back in Los Angeles, and this time they're taking place at Dodger Stadium. It's this year's first set of auditions.
L.A. Kings fans gathered Wednesday afternoon outside Staples Center, with some still looking to pick up last minute tickets for what could be the championship game.
Former Vernon city administrators are getting their retirement benefits slashed. Officials call it the largest public pension reduction in state history.
American Idol winners might be from the South most of the time (9 for 11 thus far), but your chance to break that streak is coming to L.A. next week.
UCLA is launching the first face transplant program in the western United States. Doctors are now seeking patients to participate in clinical trials.
Beverly Hills city and school officials objected, but the L.A. County Metro Board approved tunneling under Beverly Hills High School for the Purple Line extension.