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
They'll cost from $360 to $2,025 — but they're only available to the 56,000 fans who have already put down deposits.
Colleges build new sports arenas regularly, but it's a lot less common to see video gaming arenas. UC Irvine is creating one as part of an e-sports program this fall.
The biggest impact fans may feel: more Marvel and Star Wars news at D23 Expo, and less of it at Comic-Con. This comes while L.A. tries to get Comic-Con to move north.
The plan was unanimously approved by the L.A. City Council. It calls for the city to spend about $30 million a year over the next three decades to make initial repairs.
The a 55-hour closure of all except for the far left lane between the 10 Freeway and State Route 60 starts Friday night at 10 p.m., with plans to reopen Monday morning.
The California state legislature's non-partisan budget analyst released a report Thursday citing two potential problems with the project's funding.
Tribune, the L.A. Times' parent company, has agreed to pay $56 million. The Justice Department followed this with an antitrust lawsuit, saying it would be a monopoly.
Turn down the lights and light some celebratory candles — male model/butter-substitute spokesperson Fabio became a U.S. citizen on Wednesday in downtown L.A.
Mike Roe gives us the "Roedown" on all you need to know about WonderCon, March 25-27 — and how some think it's an audition for L.A. to woo San Diego Comic-Con.
A permanent "The Walking Dead" attraction is coming this summer, following three years of seasonal "Walking Dead" mazes as part of the annual Halloween Horror Nights.
Recently Cartoon Network revealed that one of their most beloved original shows, "The Powerpuff Girls," was returning to the network. What's with all of the revisited content?
The caretakers discovered the koala missing last Thursday. Officials say surveillance video places the mountain lion on zoo grounds at about the same time.
One of the aspects of Nancy Reagan that put her in the public's imagination the most was her "Just Say No" anti-drug campaign. Watch highlights from that campaign here.
Downtown Los Angeles is getting 15 new pedestrian "headstart" signals to help improve the safety of people crossing the street when vehicles are trying to make right turns.
Morricone is up for the Best Original Score at this Sunday's Oscars for "The Hateful Eight" — which could be his first win — but he's been creating memorable movie music since the '50s.