Mike Roe Digital News Producer/Blogger
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
Donna Douglas, who played "The Beverly Hillbillies'" Elly May Clampett and the woman under the bandages on the "Eye of the Beholder" episode of "The Twilight Zone," died New Year's Day.
At least one group of float decorators had to call it quits early Tuesday night as high winds made it tough to work. Meanwhile, the first campers staked their claims for prime parade viewing.
Edward Herrmann, perhaps best known as grandfather Richard Gilmore on "Gilmore Girls," has died. He was 71 and died in a New York hospital following a fight with brain cancer.
Netflix announced a New Year's Eve special for kids, designed to let parents give their kids an early countdown. If they're up late, watch a live stream of Times Square right here.
A man who allegedly shot at an LAPD patrol car during gang retaliation has been charged, according to a Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office press release.
A former Pasadena city official and two of his friends have been arrested for allegedly embezzling more than $6 million, according to the L.A. County DA's Office.
Darlene Love sang "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home" for David Letterman one last time Friday night. She has sung on Letterman's late night shows since 1986.
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 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.
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.
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 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."
Torrents of rain have been falling on a section of Los Angeles County, flooding streets and leaving several cars stranded.
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.
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.