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
Are you among those who aren't fully versed in the Star Wars mythology? Here's a quick lesson in the key characters and why they resonate so deeply with audiences.
All Los Angeles Unified schools are scheduled to reopen Wednesday following a district-wide closure prompted by a threat of violence.
Palm Desert man is booked on five felony charges — including commission of a hate crime and arson — related to Friday's alleged arson fire at Islamic center.
ArcLight Cinemas sent out an email about the theater's safety policies, noting items that won't be allowed including masks, face paint and, most likely, lightsabers.
Sanchez, who's running for Barbara Boxer's Senate seat, has received criticism over comments she made saying that between 5 and 20 percent of Muslims support a caliphate.
The man in the car pulled out a handgun and officers gave him several commands to drop the weapon, according to police, but after he didn't comply, he was shot and killed.
Google announced Tuesday that they would be exploring Los Angeles and Chicago as potential markets for for Google Fiber high-speed Internet service — but they make no guarantees.
His boyfriend, Ryan Reyes, told KPCC that they were both huge fans of the game. He said that some weekends, they would spend a whole day going around and playing Ingress.
Here are the stories of the 14 killed in the San Bernardino shooting, as well as information on the 21 who were hospitalized.
The motive of the shooting by Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik remains unknown, but a picture of the couple has started to develop. Here's what we know.
Pulling a movie so fast is something Exhibitor Relations says is unheard of for a wide release. You might even say it's "truly outrageous."
A wrongful death civil trial has started over the death of Kelly Thomas, a homeless mentally ill man who died following a violent altercation with Fullerton police in 2011.
The decision to phase out the One Ocean show was based on customer feedback at the San Diego park, according to Joel Manby, president and CEO of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.
A bill that aims to phase out the public display of captive killer whales was announced Friday. It follows increased scrutiny of Seaworld and how it treats whales.
Princess Leia appeared in "Return of the Jedi" in a gold bikini that was heavily marketed for decades since, but Disney is apparently putting an end to using the provocative costume.