Mike Roe Digital News Producer

Mike Roe
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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

2 San Bernardino schools on short days due to heat

Arrowhead Elementary School and Cajon High School are on a minimum day schedule due to what the district has termed a "lack of adequate air conditioning."

Photos: 'Onion Field' killer Gregory Powell dies at age 79

Gregory Powell, known as one of the kidnappers whose case was made famous in the book "The Onion Field," has died at age 79.

GeekGirlCon brings women together to geek out on pop culture

This weekend, women from around the nation are converging on GeekGirlCon in Seattle, Washington, and one of them is L.A. Web actress Stephanie Thorpe.

California grid operator lifts weekend 'Flex Alert'

California's power grid operator has lifted its call for statewide energy conservation this weekend, despite the continuing heat wave.

Olympics: Brazil ready to play Mexico for men's soccer gold

Brazil is the favorite in Saturday's men's soccer final against Mexico, a team which will also be looking for its first Olympic gold. Also: Where to watch.

California heat wave continues

Californians sweltering in a heat wave are being urged to reduce their power consumption — including that air conditioning you may desperately want to be using.

US women get shot at 1st Olympic water polo gold

Maggie Steffens and the rest of the U.S. team get a fresh crack at a gold medal, this time against Spain in Thursday's final of the London Games.

Big rig jackknifes, blocking eastbound 10 Freeway

A crash involving a big rig and a pickup truck Tuesday morning blocked the eastbound San Bernardino (10) Freeway in Baldwin Park and left two people hurt.

UFC brings the fights back to Staples Center — and Fox

UFC is bringing mixed martial arts back to L.A. once again this Saturday for a live event that will be broadcast on Fox. How will it fare against the Olympics?

Geek + Sports = Star Trek Night at Dodger Stadium

The Los Angeles Dodgers are celebrating Star Trek Night for the first time, following up on several years of success with Star Wars Night.

Torrance Chick-fil-A vandalized: 'Tastes Like Hate'

A Torrance Chick-fil-A has been vandalized with spray paint reading "Tastes Like Hate," following the restaurant's public opposition of gay marriage.

California ruling favoring debt collectors reversed on appeal

A federal appeals court has reversed a California ruling in favor of debt collectors who send letters to someone's workplace.

LA city workers watching Olympics online asked to stop

The top technology officer for Los Angeles pleaded with city workers to stop watching the Olympics online at work, saying it could cause a municipal computer meltdown.

Lap-Band VIP weight loss firm ordered to pull misleading ads

The Food and Drug Administration has warned a Los Angeles-based Lap-Band firm to pull misleading weight loss surgery ads.

Weakness in California electricity trading exposed

Officials say a big electricity trader has apparently figured out a way to exploit vulnerabilities in the state's electricity market — much as Enron did.