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

Anaheim police have secretly been using cell phone surveillance devices

The technology was made available to other Orange County police departments outside Anaheim as well, according to the ACLU of Northern California.

5 arrests made as deputies hunt 3 inmates who escaped OC jail

Orange County Sheriff Hutchens said the department expects to make additional arrests on Thursday.

Orange County Sheriff's deputy loses his AR-15 rifle

The deputy had set his rifle, inside of its case, on his trunk before getting distracted and driving off without remembering to put it inside the vehicle.

Gov. Brown supports initiative to ease parole guidelines

The initiative could make nonviolent felons eligible for parole sooner and allow the prison system to give credit to prisoners for good behavior, rehabilitation and education.

Wait For It: 'Hamilton' comes to the Pantages — in a year-and-a-half

"Hamilton" has already grossed more than $44 million at the Rodgers, with close to 300,000 in attendance so far. Here are the details on when it's coming, how to get tickets and more.

Abe Vigoda, actor who outlived several erroneous obits, dies at 94

Vigoda, who played the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in "Barney Miller" and a doomed Mafia soldier in "The Godfather," died Tuesday at age 94, years after erroneous reports of his death.

East Coast blizzard forces flight cancellations at LAX

There were 156 flights affected either into or out of LAX. That includes 86 flights that were delayed and 80 that were cancelled.

Poll: Should Governor Brown push for a 5th term?

Gov. Brown said in his State of the State address that he could stick around past his term limits — if he funded a ballot initiative to make it happen. He framed it as a joke, but was it?

Former LA City Councilman Alarcon's conviction reversed over jury instruction

"It's a hard issue, I think even for lawyers. It's like a law school exam question," one of the Alarcons' lawyers, Amy Jacks, told KPCC.

101 Freeway near downtown LA to close for bridge demolition

Part of the 101 Freeway is going to be closing for 40 hours to allow for the demolition of part of the Sixth Street Viaduct, starting Friday at 10 p.m.

Coyote sightings cause concern in Culver City

The Culver City Police Department is holding a community workshop Thursday night in the wake of concerns from the public over coyotes in the area.

Oscars 2016: Predicting the winners

Who will take home the coveted Oscars for best picture, director, actor and actress and supporting actor and actress at the 2016 Academy Awards?

Watch Motörhead lead singer Lemmy's memorial service live

Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister passed away last month, but fans have another chance to celebrate his life with his memorial service.

El Niño brings record rainfall, shuts down lanes on 5, 101 freeways

Flash flood warnings were in effect for Los Angeles and Ventura counties and heavy rains were forecast for Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Porter Ranch gas leak: Gov. Brown declares the leak an emergency

Brown declared a state of emergency over the natural gas leak that has driven thousands from their homes in the Porter Ranch neighborhood over the past two months.