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

R-rated Power Rangers fan film pulled from YouTube, but watch here

A Power Rangers short film with big stars went viral this week, but the company behind the kids/toy icons issued takedown requests. Here's the story behind the flashy short.

Metrolink train crash: Truck driver charged with felony hit-and-run (updated)

The driver of the truck involved in a Tuesday morning collision with a Metrolink train has been arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run with injury.

Oscars 2015: Printable Oscar ballots and bingo cards

We've got printable Oscars ballots and the bingo cards you need to prove your superiority over your movie-loving friends during your viewing party.

'Parks & Rec' writer Harris Wittels dies in possible overdose

Wittels was discovered by his assistant around 12 p.m. Wittels, also well known for the @Humblebrag Twitter account, had attended drug rehab twice.

Port operations suspended on upcoming holidays, weekend

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are temporarily suspending upcoming weekend and holiday operations as negotiations with the longshoremen's union continue to drag on.

Jon Stewart is leaving 'The Daily Show'; who's up next?

The news comes two months after Stephen Colbert brought "The Colbert Report" to an end and weeks after replacement "The Nightly Show" with Larry Wilmore was launched.

Spider-Man returns to Marvel: A short history of the webslinger on film

It's been a bumpy road for Spidey for almost a decade, but now he's set to be part of the largely critically and financially successful Marvel Cinematic Universe films.

UC announces mandatory measles vaccination requirement

The University of California announced Friday that it will require new UC students to be vaccinated for measles, as well as a variety of other diseases, starting in 2017.

Staying a Backstreet Boys fan in 2015

The pop boom that made the Backstreet Boys superstars fizzled out, but they're still making music today. Here's what being a 2015 Backstreet Boys fan is all about.

Oscars 2015: Predicting the winners, tracking awards season

Who will take home the coveted Oscars for best picture, director, actor and actress and supporting actor and actress at the 2015 Academy Awards? Start here.

SAG Awards: Get a sneak peek at the likely Oscars acting winners

The Screen Actors Guild Awards aren't as high profile as the Academy Awards, but they serve as a strong predictor of who's going to take home a gold statue. Here's why.

Marvel teases reboot of their comics: What is Secret Wars?

Marvel Comics announced more details about "Secret Wars," a company-wide comic book crossover that they promise will change everything. Here's why it just might.

Maroon 5 called out for faking 'Sugar' wedding crashing

Maroon 5 has a new music video built around crashing as many weddings as they can in one day, but it appears some of those "crashed weddings" may have been staged.

'Lost in Space' robot designer Robert Kinoshita dies at 100

Robert Kinoshita, the Los Angeles native who designed the iconic robots from "Lost in Space" and "Forbidden Planet," has died. He was 100.

Sen. Barbara Boxer announces she won't run for re-election

California Sen. Barbara Boxer announced in a YouTube video that she isn't running for re-election to the Senate in 2016.