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

Glee does Whitney and Chris Brown's still a jerk

Also: Valentine's balloon knocks out L.A. power, "Saturday Night Live" looks for new castmembers and more in today's pop culture roundup.

Fremont HS teaching aide, coach charged with 4 felony counts

A high school teaching assistant and girls' softball coach will be arraigned today on charges of four felony counts for an inappropriate relationship with a child.

Villaraigosa to chair Democratic National Convention

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been chosen to chair this summer's Democratic National Convention, meaning he'll be a one of the event's featured speakers.

LAUSD Board postpones vote on $557 million cut

At today's Los Angeles Unified School District Board meeting, the board debated a $557 million budget cut to close a funding deficit.

Valentine's Day in LA and around the world

Celebrate Valentine's Day, or let it fill you with hate, in today's pop culture roundup.

Grammys pay tribute to Whitney & LA Dodgers go photobombing

Also: Chris Brown's back, Adele wins everything, the Beach Boys reunite, Anthony Bourdain visits L.A. and more in today's pop culture roundup.

Burbank autograph show brings 'Starsky & Hutch' & 'Star Wars' together

This weekend, the quarterly "Hollywood Show" autograph show is back in Burbank for more.

Obama joins Spotify; playlist includes Ricky Martin, Hootie

President Obama's already on Tumblr and Instagram, which are de rigeur for most hipsters these days, but now he's on Spotify as well.

Teachers' union accuses LAUSD of mishandling Miramonte scandal

UTLA's president said he'd been told LAUSD's decision to transfer the entire Miramonte staff was permanent. LAUSD Superintendent Deasy fiercely rebuffed the allegation on KPCC.

Against pledge, Trutanich announces run for county DA

Carmen Trutanich announced he's running for L.A. County DA, going against a pledge he made to seek a second term as city attorney rather than run for higher office.

Sheriff's Dept. says allegation in KTLA story on Miramonte 'is not true'

A local TV report that another teacher had helped sexual abuse suspect Mark Berndt commit lewd acts on students is false, according to the L.A. Sheriff's Department.

Vin Scully wants to work forever and touring LA with Bill Burr

Also: Lana Del Rey hits L.A., the un-Grammys at KPCC and Zooey Deschanel, yes or no, plus more in today's pop culture roundup.

2 centers related to 1-800-GET-THIN to halt Lap-Band surgeries

Two surgery centers affiliated with 1-800-GET-THIN are halting Lap-Band surgeries, adding that allegations against them are "unfounded and without merit."

Bieber pranks fans and Catwoman pepper sprays Ozzy

Also: A look at some Super Bowl ad extras, why "The Voice" isn't as good as "American Idol and more in today's pop culture roundup.

12 tips for a safe Super Bowl Sunday

Southern California law enforcement join officers around the country looking for drunk drivers this Super Bowl Sunday and offer their tips for a safe day.