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

Sacramento hospital patient being tested for Ebola

A Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center patient was being tested for Ebola on Tuesday, according to officials.

Man shot, killed by officer in north St. Louis

A man was shot and killed by police after brandishing a knife at St. Louis police on Tuesday, according to Police Chief Sam Dotson on social media.

Nintendo responds to call for Robin Williams to be in Zelda game

Efforts have gained steam to immortalize Williams as a character in both an upcoming Zelda game and in the "World of Warcraft" online game.

Vince McMahon, Triple H take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge ahead of WWE SummerSlam

World Wrestling Entertainment pro wrestler and company vice president Triple H has joined the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Watch his and the videos from other celebs.

Original Dogtown Z-Boy skateboarder Jay Adams dies at 53

Influential Southern California skateboarder Jay Adams has died, his manager tells KPCC. Adams, known as "The Original Seed" of skateboarding, died of a heart attack.

Michael Brown: Missouri Highway Patrol seizes control of Ferguson

Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Ferguson Thursday. Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson — a black Ferguson native — is now in charge.

As they sell their stations, listen to 12 iconic Radio Disney hits

Radio Disney is selling 23 stations and moving their programming to largely digital distribution, but they're keeping their L.A. station. Listen to the songs they made iconic.

Sarah Jones death: 'Midnight Rider' cited by OSHA, faces $74,900 in fines

The production company already under fire after the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones during filming has been cited by OSHA, facing fines of $74,900.

Robin Williams: Details of death released as family, fans mourn

Williams died from an apparent suicide by hanging at his home, authorities said at a Tuesday press conference. He was found by his personal assistant.

UCLA under review for how it handles sexual misconduct allegations

UCLA is being reviewed by the Department of Education for how it handles allegations of sexual misconduct under Title IX, according to a UCLA statement.

Free Wi-Fi pilot program set for Los Angeles city parks

The Los Angeles Parks Department announced a new free wireless Internet program in six city parks this week, as well as a new mobile website.

Lauren Bacall dies in NY; Golden-Age star was 89

Oscar-winning actress Lauren Bacall has died after a stroke. She dominated the screen and stage for decades after rising to prominence in the 1940s.

Fans ask #WheresGamora in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' merch

"Guardians of the Galaxy" stormed multiplexes with its Star Warsian vibe, but if you want to pick up some merch, there's less of it for the film's female lead Gamora.

West Nile Virus returns to Los Angeles County

Two cases of the mosquito-borne disease are the first reported in Los Angeles County this year.

Woman sentenced for stowing away on plane arrested at LAX again

Marilyn Jean Hartman was arrested Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport after being sentenced Wednesday to probation after stowing away on a plane on Monday.