Mike Roe Digital News Producer/Blogger

Mike Roe
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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

The 10 most important stories to know before Comic-Con 2014

The 2014 edition of San Diego Comic-Con, the mecca for hundreds of thousands of pop culture fans every year, runs through Sunday. Here's a look at this year's highlights.

Fire collapses roof at LA charter school; no students at school

A fire at Animo Charter High School in South Los Angeles caused the roof to collapse, according to the L.A. County Fire Department.

#FirstWorldProblems: Weird Al parodies the Pixies in new video

"Weird Al" Yankovic is in the middle of releasing eight videos over the course of eight days. The first of two weekend videos brings us "First World Problems."

Batman kisses Spider-Man on pre-Comic-Con magazine cover

Free monthly Pacific San Diego Magazine combined the city's gay pride festival with the upcoming Comic-Con, delivering an upside-down Spidey/Bats kiss on their cover.

Is it OK to crowdfund a trip to San Diego Comic-Con?

Writer and vlogger Kiala Kazebee is set to appear at a San Diego Comic-Con panel on women in comics, but she's come under fire for using crowdfunding to pay for her trip.

Marvel makes Thor a woman; Joss Whedon gives his approval

Comic books have long faced criticism for being dominated by male characters, with few female-led books, but Marvel's taking a swing against that.

Making the 'Guardians of the Galaxy''s Star-Lord a headliner

Marvel is tackling the universe with the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie. Writer Sam Humphries is the one who makes the unknown lead character a star in comics.

Justin Bieber pleads no contest to vandalism

Bieber has to complete five days of community labor and an anger management program, pay $80,900 in restitution and has been placed on probation.

'Pillowcase Rapist' Christopher Hubbart released near Palmdale

Serial rapist Christopher Hubbart, who had more than 50 known victims, has been released to a residence in an unincorporated area of L.A. County near Palmdale.

#FireRickRemender: Captain America writer under fire

Los Angeles writer Rick Remender is under fire over a Captain America comic he wrote, with the problem coming down to an apparently misunderstood timeline.

Great white shark attacks swimmer at Manhattan Beach Pier

A great white shark bit a long-distance swimmer at the Manhattan Beach Pier Saturday morning, Los Angeles County Fire Inspector R. Flores tells KPCC.

Soul singer Bobby Womack dies; 11 of his most epic songs

Famed soul singer Bobby Womack has died at the age of 70, according to a representative for Womack's label XL Recordings. Listen to some of his greatest recordings.

America's snobby cities: Pasadena tops the list. But you disagree!

Tthe cities that made real estate blog Movot's snobbiest cities list and how it was determined left some KPCC readers perturbed. Here's what you had to say about it.

Beverly Hills adopts safety rules after 2 LAPD officers killed

Beverly Hills adopted new safety rules this week after two LAPD officers were killed in separate crashes with construction vehicles on the steep Loma Vista Drive.

LA deputy sheriffs union endorses Jim McDonnell

McDonnell has won more than 49 percent of the vote, but didn't have the 50 percent needed in counts thus far to avoid a runoff for sheriff.