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

Sony hack: Obama pledges proportional response; insiders speak out

Employees at Sony learned they'd been victims of a massive hacking operation and the news keeps getting worse. One employee tells KPCC, "We've been outsmarted at every move."

Stevie Wonder to play 'Songs in the Key of Life' at benefit

Stevie Wonder is set to play his 19th annual House Full of Toys benefit concert this Saturday, and it includes him playing the entirety of his classic 1976 album.

Da Vinci Apartment Complex fire was arson, investigators say

The huge fire at the under construction Da Vinci Apartment Complex in downtown Los Angeles on Dec. 8 was the result of arson, according to the LAFD and ATF.

Sony hack: Google speaks out against MPAA efforts revealed in hack

Google spoke out Thursday against efforts the MPAA was reportedly involved in trying to push an approach to combating piracy — and, as part of that, attacking Google.

Colbert replacement Larry Wilmore's body of work

Colbert will be replaced by longtime "The Daily Show" correspondent Larry Wilmore, an actor and stand-up comedian who has written for TV for decades, on "The Nightly Show."

SoCal rain: Storm brings flash flooding; cars stranded in Torrance

Torrents of rain have been falling on a section of Los Angeles County, flooding streets and leaving several cars stranded.

'New Girl's' Max Greenfield lip-synchs 'We Found Love' as Fat Schmidt

Zooey Deschanel dropped this video of Greenfield really Schmidting it up in full fat-suit prosthetics to Rihanna including outdoor dance sequences, and it's magical.

Comedy Hack Day brings comedians, programmers together in LA

This weekend, comedians and programmers are uniting at Los Angeles's YouTube Space to make funny things together. It's called Comedy Hack Day, and now it's in L.A.

CBS programming pulled from Dish Network due to contract dispute

CBS has pulled its programming from Dish Network as of 4 p.m. Friday as part of a contract dispute, following extended negotiations after a Thursday deadline.

LAUSD, school staff union reach tentative agreement

The Los Angeles Unified School District and the union which represents school administrative assistants and several other school staff groups have reached an agreement.

Conservative talk show host Larry Elder fired by KABC

Longtime KABC conservative talk show host Larry Elder was fired Tuesday after his shift. Joe Crummey took Elder's place on air Wednesday as Elder took his show online.

OC Register parent company cutting 100 positions, including executives

The Orange County Register's parent company, Freedom Communications, announced Wednesday that it's cutting about 100 positions, including top-level executives.

LA rain: Mandatory Camarillo Springs evacuations lifted

A late autumn rain storm has blanketed Southern California. Evacuations in Camarillo Springs have been lifted, with homes in the area spared from damage.

19 classic Thanksgiving TV specials and comedy videos

Holiday traditions in our digital age may include less appointment viewing, but you can have your own Thanksgiving celebration online with these Turkey Day videos.

Immigration reform: What Obama's executive action means for California

In California, where 83 percent of unauthorized immigrants are estimated to have lived in the U.S. for five years or more, the effects could be staggering.