Mike Roe Digital News Producer
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
"It used to be, when we would go to war with a country, we'd actually go to the country," writer and director Andrew Niccol says. "That doesn't happen anymore.
B.B. King has passed away at 89 years old. Robert Cray, who played with him, explains what he did to make Eric Clapton ask, "What are we going to do now, Robert?"
Jon Stewart thanked Letterman for telling him "Do not confuse cancelation with failure," while Tom Waits dedicated a new song to Dave: "Take One Last Look." Watch both here.
"It's up to me to maintain those relationships, and we can see each other, but we'll never be forced to go to work together every day like that, and that was amazing."
After 26 seasons of voicing dozens of characters on “The Simpsons,” Harry Shearer is leaving the show.
"There's never going to be, 'Ohhhh, there's a plot hole there, I could drive a truck through that thing.' It is absolutely airtight."
Stephen Colbert wowed crowds, "Supergirl" looks great, people don't know what NBC is thinking with its Dolly Parton movie series and Miley Cyrus played Johnny Cash in pasties.
Bill Murray appeared on both the first episode of Letterman's "Late Night" on NBC in 1982 and the first "Late Show" in 1993. This is appearance 44.
The networks are going hard after Latinos; here's your break down of efforts from Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Simon Cowell and others.
"There's still part of me that's like, 'Why am I not Kanye?' I don't understand why I don't have that notoriety and that popularity."
From old franchises like "The Muppets" (now updated to include marijuana jokes) to... a bunch of shows trying to copy other shows or using nostalgia.
"Part of the reason why I left 'Comedy Bang Bang,' was the hours. It was like 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and it was just crazy."
The L.A. County Museum of Art is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The top item on the to-do list: raise $475 million dollars to remake the campus.
The former MTV news anchor is now an accomplished photographer with a long-in-the-making exhibit about the dreams of young baseball players.
The Jack Black/James Marsden movie almost fell apart at the last minute, but "The D Train" — and its big twist — became a Sundance sensation. We talked to the co-writer/directors.