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

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.

'Serial': Listening to the music behind the true-crime podcast

NPR's "Serial" recently posted more of one of the most mesmerizing pieces of the show: The music. Listen to the music that makes spines tingle every Thursday morning.

2nd alleged gang member charged in veteran's death

A second alleged gang member has been charged in the killing of a 21-year-old vet, who was killed at a homecoming party in Sylmar after returning from military service.

'Battlestar Galactica,' 'Magnum PI' creator Glen A. Larson dies

Glen A. Larson, the writer-producer who created "Battlestar Galactica," "Knight Rider," "Magnum, P.I." and other classic shows, has died. Watch clips of his classic shows here.

LAPD Chief Beck's father was stalked by Christopher Dorner

Christopher Dorner, the disgruntled former LAPD officer who killed four people in 2013, was also stalking Chief Beck's father, Beck tells NBC News.

Rain barrels: LA 'sold out' until January; offers $100 rebate

While the 1,000 free rain barrels made available Monday have long since "sold out," 400 more will be made available in January and the rebate if you buy your own is $100.

YouTube launches streaming service as artists look to pull music

YouTube is launching YouTube Music Key, a new premium subscription service set to compete with the likes of streaming music services like Spotify and Rdio.

Veteran killed after homecoming party never served in Afghanistan, Army confirms

Police announced the arrest of a suspect in the shooting: Vincent Estrada, 18, was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder Tuesday.

Covered California goes on open enrollment health care bus tour

Officials with Covered California are getting the word out about open enrollment for health insurance available under the Affordable Care Act.

'Serial': The hottest podcast with the most spot-on parodies

The "Serial" podcast is all that the media-obsessed can think about right now. Here's why, along with a look at the best "Serial" parodies.

'Star Wars' Episode VII gets a name, Internet makes jokes

The new "Star Wars" movie has finished principal photography — and has a new name. Fans responded with, of course, jokes. We've got the best ones.

Artie Lange's '@midnight' appearance canceled over racial remarks

Comedian Artie Lange had a scheduled appearance on Comedy Central's "@midnight" canceled after making racially-charged remarks about an ESPN host on Twitter.

Election 2014 national results: Republicans take control

Republicans needed to pick up just six seats in Tuesday's elections to wrest control of the Senate. In the House, the key question is how big the GOP gains will be.

Upright Citizens Brigade opens new LA theater on Sunset

The UCB Theatre has carved out a big place in the Los Angeles comedy scene. Now they're expanding that influence with a new theater and training center on Sunset Boulevard.

Riverside house delivers musical lights after being shut down

A Riverside resident has been doing Halloween light shows since 2008 and he's back this year with three new songs — after getting shut down for a couple of days.