Mike Roe Digital News Producer/Blogger

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Mike Roe is a Web producer for Southern California Public Radio and lead writer for pop culture blog Without A Net. Mike joined KPCC in November 2007 after working for KCTS public television in Seattle.

Roe 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.

When he's not covering the waterfront for KPCC, Mike writes and performs with several improv and sketch comedy groups. He's graduated from both the improv and sketch comedy programs at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He also hosts the Geek Pilgrims podcast and serves on the board of his church.


Stories by Mike Roe

LAPD chief fires detective over slur-filled training lecture

The chief fired Frank Lyga on Tuesday and it became official on Wednesday when the paperwork was sent to the city's Police Commission.

Metro passenger bus shot in South Los Angeles

A passenger bus was shot at in South Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon, L.A. Metro spokesperson Paul Gonzales tells KPCC. No one was injured in the shooting.

Los Angeles TV production up 31 percent

Reality TV production was up the most, posting a 49.2 percent gain, while on the other side, sitcom production was down 29 percent.

Missing Cal State Northridge student's body found in Palm Desert

A missing Cal State Northridge student's body has been found in Indio, according to a release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

Nooses found hanging at 2 Los Angeles-area high schools

An investigation is underway at two Los Angeles-area campuses after nooses were found hanging from trees at Bellflower and Mayfair high schools.

LA schools superintendent John Deasy resigns; Cortines to fill in (updated)

Los Angeles Unified Superintendent John Deasy is stepping down, the district confirmed Thursday, adding that he will remain on special assignment through Dec. 31.

Neil Patrick Harris to host the 2015 Oscars

It's a big week for Harris. His kids had their fourth birthday, his autobiography hit stores — and now, he's hosting the Oscars. He made the announcement in a video on Twitter.

Feminist video game critic Anita Sarkeesian's latest death threat

Utah State staff received an anonymous terror threat over a live event with Sarkeesian, a vlogger who's angered some with her feminist critique of sexism in video games.

Former 'SNL' star Jan Hooks dies; watch 12 of her best sketches

Hooks first appeared on television in the late night show "Tush." She went on to join the cast of "Not Necessarily the News" before landing "SNL."

MMA fighter 'Mayhem' Miller in custody after live tweeting standoff

Jason "Mayhem Miller," a mixed martial arts fighter, live-tweeted a standoff with the Orange County Sheriff's Department from his Mission Viejo home.

Los Angeles sued for $25 million in TSA officer's LAX shooting

The wife and family of the TSA officer who was shot and killed at Los Angeles International Airport in November 2013 are suing the city of Los Angeles for $25 million.

Donald Glover drops new Childish Gambino EP 'Kauai'; listen here

The new album includes one high-profile guest star on a couple of tracks: Will Smith progeny Jaden Smith, doing spoken word. Listen to the album and Glover's new mixtape here.

Homestar Runner's Strong Bad returns in new music video

Regular updates stopped about four years ago, but early 2000s Internet icon Strong Bad made a triumphant return this week with a new rap video, "Fish Eye Lens."

Hit-and-run kills 101-year-old Los Angeles man

A hit-and-run has killed 101-year-old Los Angeles man Jose Noriega, according to a news release from the L.A. Police Department. A suspect was taken into custody.

US Ebola patient told hospital he was from Liberia, sister says (updated)

Federal health authorities are working to reassure the public they’re ready to contain the Ebola virus after the first confirmed case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S.