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

Family of man shot, killed by Anaheim police files lawsuit

Over 200 protesters storm Anaheim City Hall after the family of a man shot to death by Anaheim police Saturday announced it is suing the city for $50 million.

Comic-Con 2012 geeks out 125,000 fans

For those who haven't been, San Diego Comic-Con is a massive pop culture behemoth that offers a community where at least someone else will love the thing you love.

Artist Ed Ruscha leaves LA MOCA board

Artist Ed Ruscha has resigned from the board of Los Angeles's Museum Of Contemporary Art — the last of four to leave after chief curator Paul Schimmel was removed.

Comic-Con: 'Batman' writer on why NPR listeners should care

Comic-Con is here. KPCC's Mike Roe had a chance to talk with "Batman" writer Scott Snyder recently at another convention about his work and why comics still matter.

LAUSD teacher suspected of lewd acts leads police on chase

A Los Angeles teacher, suspected of committing lewd acts on a child, led police on a car chase through the South Bay before crashing into a tree.

State Senate says full steam ahead for high-speed rail

California's state Senate voted Friday to approve $4.7 billion in state bonds for California high-speed rail, launching the first leg of the nation’s first bullet train.

'Amazing Spider-Man' satisfies despite unresolved mysteries

The Amazing Spider-Man is in theaters now, for everyone who wanted another Spider-Man origin story 10 years after the last one. Verdict: It's actually good.

Star Wars Night a solid hit at Dodger Stadium

Star Wars Night is back at Dodger Stadium. It's a celebration of all things Star Wars, which the Dodgers have been putting on for several years now.

Arrested Development art show hits Gallery 1988

A showing of Arrested Development tribute art opens Friday night at Gallery 1988's Melrose location in Hollywood — "There's Always Money In The Banana Stand."

'Bye BCS: College presidents approve college football playoffs

College football will finally have playoffs. Come 2014, the BCS (Bowl Championship Series) is dead.

Big-rig crash, pile-up on the 14 injures more than a dozen

Fire officials say a freeway pile-up in northern L.A. County involves at least 19 vehicles, a big-rig, and has injured at least 15 people, two of them critically.

Comedian Louis CK cuts scalpers out of the deal

If you try to sell your ticket for above the original price, Louis C.K. is reserving the right to cancel the ticket. Sorry, scalpers.

Warped Tour hits Southern California, 17 years into its run

The crowd's gotten younger and critics have argued that the show's become more corporate, but the Warped Tour still plays to thousands across the country.

Howard Kremer wants you to 'have a summah' with his new album

Comedian Howard Kremer is capitalizing on the viral success of his summer enthusiasm (excuse me — as Kremer puts it, "summah") with an entire album of summah songs.

Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak on life support

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak was being kept alive by life support after he was rushed from prison to a military hospital in a rapidly worsening condition, officials said.