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
"The Book of Mormon," the hit Broadway musical by "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, opens Wednesday night in L.A.
L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa is in Charlotte all week, chairing and speaking at the DNC. But what happens if a wildfire takes a turn for the worse or another local crisis erupts?
The DNC is moving President Obama's speech from an outdoor football stadium inside to the much smaller basketball arena — which could leave many out in the cold.
Firefighters hope to take advantage of cooler temperatures, higher humidity and dying winds tonight to battle the fire still burning in the San Gabriel Mountains.
Actor Michael Clarke Duncan has died at 54, his fiancee, reality star Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, says.
The Pet Shop Boys had originally considered calling their album “HappySad." Instead, they found their new album title in the City of Angels.
A deputy was shot and wounded Sunday in South El Monte, a sheriff's captain said. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
FYF Fest (formerly known a F— Yeah Fest) rocked the L.A. State Historic Park Saturday with headliners Refused and M83.
Hal David, lyricist and songwriting partner to Burt Bacharach, has died in L.A. at 91. Here are nine awesome Hal David songs so you can enjoy a dash of David's legacy.
Federal law enforcement officials swept a dozen locations in the Southland today to crack alleged loose-knit drug supply rings.
Here's a look at video of the originally announced Monday evening speakers to help give you a feel for what that original message might have been.
From exercise videos to home movies, those behind the festival dig through video relics to find you the best unintentionally funny footage of the video era.
Police are planning sobriety checkpoints again this weekend to bust drunk drivers across Southern California.
King's death was the result of an accidental drowning, but alcohol, cocaine, marijuana and PCP in his blood were contributing factors.
Pitchfork, the journal of what hipsters think about music (or something like that), just published a list that includes a look at what albums L.A. loves.