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
Activists blocked entrances to an L.A. Farmer John plant, leading to two arrests. Activists also compared the plant to Auschwitz in a press release.
Seth MacFarlane was announced Monday as the host of the 2013 Oscars ceremony. However, he’s no stranger to hosting and presenting. Here's how it's gone before.
It's hot out. Monday's got an expected high of 99 in Los Angeles, with triple-digit heat in the San Fernando Valley. What's a Southern Californian to do?
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Sunday that requires parents who don’t want their kids to receive immunizations to first talk with a licensed health care practitioner.
Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Sunday that would have allowed more than two people to be recognized as legal parents for a child.
A chef who said he boiled his wife’s body for four days to hide evidence of her death was found guilty of second-degree murder Thursday by a Los Angeles jury.
A crane worker was hospitalized Wednesday after a crane toppled off a wall at a West Hollywood construction site, NBC Los Angeles reports.
A suspicious beeping package forced the evacuation of the offices of KNX, but it turned out to be a promo item sent to the Wave radio station — a clock promoting a BET special.
It was the convention’s first year with Stan Lee’s name attached, which brought more people — and the fire marshal shutting the doors due to crowds inside.
The space shuttle Endeavour will fly into Los Angeles Friday morning at about 10:30 a.m. Where can you go check it out?
A group of 14 lifeguards at an El Monte aquatic center are on a quest to get their jobs back after they were fired for posting a video riffing on Psy's "Gangnam Style."
The Occupy Wall Street movement began one year ago on Sept. 17, 2011 when protesters set up camp in New York City's Zuccotti Park, in the financial district.
K-pop star Psy, creator of the viral video hit "Gangnam Style," said in a video that the mayor of El Monte should bring back the lifeguards who were fired for shooting a spoof video of the song.
Before there was the latest funny Twitter account, there was Mad Magazine. It made a name for itself playing class clown, and it's still kicking 60 years later.
The California man suspected of making “Innocence of Muslims,” a film denigrating Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, is a Coptic Christian. What do Coptic Christian actually believe?