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

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.

Disney goes bearded, Sundance goes silent and Tracy Morgan goes home

All this and more in today's pop culture roundup.

Greuel: LA failed to apply for grants, meet deadlines

The city may have lost out on tens of millions of dollars in federal stimulus money because officials did not apply for grants or did not meet federal deadlines.

Superintendent convicted of misappropriating public money

An L.A. jury found former Beverly Hills Unified School District superintendent Jeffrey Hubbard, 54, guilty of improperly using public money for a female employee.

Chief Beck loves supercross; Colbert comes up short

Also: Dodger Stadium is converted into a motocross track, severed heads coast to coast and more in today's pop culture roundup.

Colbert hits South Carolina, Obama sings Al Green

Read about all this and more in today's pop culture roundup.

Search warrants served in severed head murder investigation

Search warrants have been served in the Hollywood Hills murder investigation following a human head and severed body parts being found below the Hollywood sign.

MegaUpload shut down by feds, Anonymous hacks sites in response

Popular file-sharing site MegaUpload, along with sister sites like MegaVideo, was shut down by the federal government today.

'Modern Family' F bombs, Dane Cook goes crazy, Wikipedia writes about itself

Dane Cook said some pretty awful things about women at the Hollywood Improv last night, Bravo is recasting "the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," and OH NO, porn might not shoot in the Los Angeles area anymore.

2nd severed hand found below Hollywood sign

A second human hand has been found near the head and hand already found below the Hollywood sign, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Pop culture roundup for Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012

1930s-40s L.A. mugshots, the sordid past of the star of "How I Met Your Mother," Billy Crystal's forthcoming Oscars jokes and more in today's pop culture roundup.

George Lucas says he's retiring, tells off 'Star Wars' fans

On making more "Star Wars" movies: "Why would I make any more when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?"

Arrests made in 2008 killings of 5 homeless

The dead were discovered on the morning of Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008 near the 405/710 interchange; they included a single mother of six.

Police search for gunman, lock down South LA school

South L.A.'s 52nd Street Elementary School was locked down as police searched for a suspected gunman after they exchanged fire with police and FBI.