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

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.

Pop culture roundup for Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012

Today's pop culture roundup, including Google's L.A. headquarters, President Obama asking for Betty White's birth certificate and more.

Alhambra High School bomb scare ends

Today's bomb threat at Alhambra High School ended with no bomb being found.

Without A Net link roundup for Friday, Jan. 13

Christopher Walken shares what he's learned about, um, everything. (Or at least golf, spaghetti, zoos and Dennis Hopper.) (Esquire)

California high-speed rail chief Roelof Van Ark quits

Roelof van Ark, the 59-year-old head of the California high-speed rail agency, announced his resignation Thursday from the controversial and publicly scrutinized near $100 billion proposed project.

'Dark Knight Rises' midnight showings already sold out - for July

Want to go to a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises," which opens July 20? Well you should have thought of that sooner, as midnight screenings are already selling out.

New sketch comedy show 'Key & Peele' taping this week in LA

Key & Peele

'Walking in Los Angeles - who does it?' asks new Kate Micucci song

Singer Kate Micucci, the pixieish singer/actress perhaps best known for roles on shows like "Scrubs" and "Raising Hope," has a new music video out for a song based on our fair city, "Walking In Los Angeles.

Nerdiest New York Times correction ever, re: My Little Pony

I've been known to take my nerdy things far too seriously. I may have needed to exert great effort to bite my tongue while my little brother made up a non-canonical history for the Green Lantern toys he got for Christmas.

Update: Parolee who shot agent apprehended, 210 Freeway reopens

The parolee who allegedly shot a parole agent in the Lake View Terrace area Wednesday has been apprehended, according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. Officials closed the 210 Freeway, Foothill Boulevard and other surface streets while police and sheriff's deputies searched for the gunman; the 210 Freeway has been reopened, according to the Sheriff's Department.

10 best quotes from 'S--- White Girls Say... to Black Girls' video

Following the success of the Twitter account/viral video sensation "S--- Girls Say," and imitators like "S--- Black Girls Say," "S--- Gay Guys Say," and other "S--- [group] Say" videos that include some sort of broad generalization that people hopefully find humor and truth in comes "S--- White Girls say.