Mike Roe Digital News Producer

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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

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.

MAP: 7 places to watch the space shuttle Endeavour fly over LA

The space shuttle Endeavour will fly into Los Angeles Friday morning at about 10:30 a.m. Where can you go check it out?

POLL: Should El Monte 'Gangnam' lifeguards get their jobs back?

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."

POLL: Occupy 1-year anniversary: Did it make a difference?

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.

VIdeo: 'Gangnam' star Psy asks El Monte to rehire lifeguards

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.

Mad Magazine celebrates 60 years of questioning authority

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.

Who are the Coptic Christians and what do they believe?

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?

POLL: Robin Hood robbery: Would you return the money?

Bank robbers threw money from their windows in a chase that ended in South L.A., which some local residents grabbed. The problem? Keeping it's illegal.

VIDEO: 'Occupy Monsanto' anti-genetic foods protesters arrested

Nine anti-genetic foods activists have been arrested for blocking the gates to a large Southern California seed plant.

Bank robbers throw money from car during high-speed chase

A wild pursuit of bank robbers across Southern California came to an end with the capture of two men who had hurled cash out the windows during the chase.