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

Roseanne runs for president and Drake gets sued

Plus: Comedian Joe Mande trolls politicians, L.A. gets its own podcast festival, Google tests a mystery entertainment device and more in today's pop culture roundup.

2 more deaths linked to suspect in OC homeless murders

An ex-Marine charged with killing four homeless men linked to the stabbing deaths of a woman and her son in Yorba Linda.

Pee-Wee Herman on Top Chef and Howard Stern hates Jay Leno

Also: American Idol hits Portland, Buzzfeed takes on Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, Facebook IPO makes graffiti artist rich and more in today's pop culture roundup.

Kevin Smith hosts live podcast in theaters, new TV special

Kevin Smith is hosting a live broadcast of the podcast he does with his friend/frequent co-star Jason Mewes, aka Jay, in theaters around the country.

Wall Street Journal's guide to LA and Letterman turns 30

Plus Occupy comes to Archie Comics, Watchmen gets a prequel, not everyone's excited about alcohol at Starbucks and more in today's pop culture roundup.

Regulators criticize SoCal Edison for windstorm failures

California state regulators issued a preliminary report Wednesday strongly criticizing SoCal Edison for the outages that left 434,000 customers without power.

Mike Kelley, LA artist, found dead in apparent suicide

Mike Kelley, a contemporary artist based in Los Angeles but internationally renowned, was found dead in his South Pasadena home Tuesday from an apparent suicide.

Stephen Colbert rakes in donations and Kristen Bell love

Plus: The LAPD announces DUI patrols for the Super Bowl, Adele prepares for her triumphant return and more in today's pop culture roundup.

21,000 strike against Kaiser across California

Workers at Kaiser Permanente facilities across California will strike for 24 hours beginning Tuesday at 6 a.m. Union leaders say it’ll be their biggest walkout.

New Spidey movie comes to LA and the Muppets attack Fox News

Plus: The Ferris Bueller sequel video is out early, the LAPD has some pretty fancy facial recognition software and more in today's pop culture roundup.

James Franco trashes USC and LA Kings learn how to be famous

Also: Vera Wang talks Los Angeles, celebrating the Year of the Dragon geek style and Martin Luther King Day: The Movie in today's pop culture roundup.

LA cars are melting; what if Disney princesses were real?

Also: Ferris Bueller is back, the RZA is visiting a Santa Monica Apple store, a new beer is targeting women and more in today's pop culture roundup.

BlizzCon 2012 video gaming convention canceled - But why?

BlizzCon 2012 has been canceled. The annual convention for gamers who love World of Warcraft, Diablo and Starcraft has been held in Anaheim every fall since 2005.

Hollywood Bowl schedule out and Popeye meets Wilco

Also: Obama coming back to L.A., new comedy festival coming, why you shouldn't text and walk, superhero-themed cologne and more in today's pop culture roundup.

State of the Union taking over TV, so what else is on?

The State of the Union will be delivered tonight at 6 Pacific by President Obama, but if you aren't interested in an hour long speech, here are some alternatives.