Mike Roe Digital News Producer

Mike Roe
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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

Bell names new temporary police chief following scandal

Bell has named a new acting police chief as part of its continuing effort to reform local government after eight former officials were indicted on corruption charges.

Update: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman split; Hollywood reacts

One of Hollywood's most enduring couples is separating, according to the AP.

Robert F. Christy, Manhattan Project atomic bomb veteran, dies

Robert F. Christy, one of the last surviving veterans of World War II's Manhattan Project, helped develop the triggering mechanism for the first atomic bomb.

Endeavour: Details on where and when to see it drive through LA

The space shuttle Endeavour begins its final mission Thursday night. Find out its path, where to see it and more.

INFOGRAPHIC: Who do iPhone users vote for? Android users?

A recent study finds that iPhone-dominated states vote one way, while the reverse is true for Android states. Check out the infographic that reveals the preferences.

Watch the Obama-Romney debate here live and listen at 89.3 FM

You can watch, listen to and discuss tonight's Obama-Romney presidential debate here, on 89.3, on Facebook and on Twitter with KPCC! Here's how.

Activists arrested for blocking LA pig slaughterhouse entrances (PHOTOS)

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.

Watch video of new Oscar host Seth MacFarlane's earlier gigs

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.

7 little-known tricks to beat the heat

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?

Brown signs bill making it harder to get vaccine exemptions for kids

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.

Brown vetoes bill allowing recognition of more than 2 parents

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Sunday that would have allowed more than two people to be recognized as legal parents for a child.

Chef who said he boiled wife's body found guilty of murder

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.

West Hollywood construction crane falls over; worker hurt (MAP)

A crane worker was hospitalized Wednesday after a crane toppled off a wall at a West Hollywood construction site, NBC Los Angeles reports.

PHOTOS: KNX evacuated due to beeping package, turns out to be promo

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.

Despite growing pains, Stan Lee's Comikaze draws tens of thousands

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.