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
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.
The panels, which were not BuzzFeed-sponsored, both included women who had been harassed as part of Gamergate, an online movement related to gender issues in gaming.
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was asked about his favorite Marvel superhero. As he answered, he said he saw an ad for "Supergirl" and thinks she's "pretty hot."
The Fresh & Easy grocery chain released a statement Wednesday announcing that they would be shutting down. However, they noted that they are still looking to sell.
Heavy showers have been producing rain between 0.25 and 0.5 inches. Flooding has already hit the Boyle Heights area.
Both directions of the 101 Freeway were reopened after being shut down earlier due to a man threatening to commit suicide by jumping off an overpass, with the man being taken into custody.
Kool & The Gang has 12 top 10 singles, including hits like "Jungle Boogie," "Get Down On It" and "Celebration." Find out more about the story of their career told by these songs.
A quick-developing thunderstorm was heading toward Burbank this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, with a brief heavy rain expected and possible flooding.
Let's celebrate the shows that make us listen harder. We've put together a list of some of our favorite podcasts here at KPCC, but we'd love for you to tell us your favorites too.
A bill allowing the Amber Alert system to be used for alerts about suspected hit-and-runs has been signed into law. Assemblyman Mike Gatto explains why he thinks it's important.
What if Spider-Man's love interest, Gwen Stacy, had been bit by a radioactive spider instead of mild-mannered Peter Parker? A new Spider-Woman trailer speculates...
A man in his 40s was stabbed and killed around 2 a.m. outside the Glendale courthouse. A possible fight led to the stabbing. A man in his 30s was also stabbed.
Disneyland announced attractions focused on Star Wars beginning Nov. 16, but to clear room for the upcoming Star Wars Land, other attractions will close — some temporarily and some permanently.
A court decision Tuesday put the classic "Happy Birthday to You" in the public domain. We thought we'd round up some of the most clever songs created, in part, to avoid paying royalties.