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

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.

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.