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

BuzzFeed's Hastings had drugs in his system when he died

Michael Hastings had a small amount chemical consistent with meth use in his system when he died in a fiery collision, the coroner's report said. Read the full report here.

Tennis ump charged with murdering husband sues for false arrest (PDF)

Tennis umpire Lois Goodman was accused of killing her husband with a coffee mug, but the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office dropped the charges. Read the full suit.

Daycare closed after 2-year-old tests positive for marijuana

Bina's Family Child Care in La Crescenta has been closed by authorities following allegations that it allowed a 2-year-old girl to consume marijuana.

Police charge convicted robber with 1990 cold case killing

In the summer of 1990, a would-be robber shot and killed a grocer store owner in South Los Angeles, but now police say they think they’ve solved the case.

WWE pro wrestler Darren Young comes out as gay (VIDEO)

WWE pro wrestler Darren Young came out at LAX to a TMZ reporter, which WWE.com confirmed, issuing a statement supporting Young.

Silver Lake Neighborhood Council considering an Airbnb ban

The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council is having a committee meeting Wednesday evening taking up a proposal to ban short-term rentals like those conducted through Airbnb.

Man chases dog onto street in North Hollywood, both killed by bus

A Southern California man who chased his dog onto a street was hit by a bus and died, along with his pet. The dog was chasing a ball late Wednesday morning.

LA County Sheriff's Department misplaces an M-16 rifle

Supervisors have been ordered to search thoroughly for the rifle. Assistant Sheriff Todd Rogers sent an internal email saying the M-16 going missing was "embarrassing."

VIDEO: Man whose dog was shot by police pleads not guilty to multiple charges

A man whose Rottweiler dog was shot and killed by Hawthorne police pleaded not guilty Tuesday to multiple felony charges, including intimidating a witness.

Eydie Gorme, popular easy listening singer, dies at 84 (videos)

The popular nightclub and TV singer Eydie Gorme has died. Gorme was known both as a solo act and for “Steve and Eydie,” teaming with her husband Steve Lawrence.

Amber Alert: DiMaggio, Anderson apparently spotted in Idaho (updated)

Authorities announced Friday that kidnapping suspect James DiMaggio and missing 16-year-old Hannah Anderson were apparently spotted by hikers in the Idaho wilderness.

Silver Fire: Evacuations ordered for 5,000-acre wildfire (map)

Firefighters were battling the quickly growing "Silver Fire" between Banning and Idyllwild Wednesday afternoon, which has burned 5,000 acres so far.

Historic Monrovia wishing well smashed in late night collision

The San Gabriel Valley city of Monrovia received some damage to a historic landmark Tuesday, as its stone wishing well was smashed in a late night collision.

VIDEO: How to dress like a Los Angeles stereotype

In the first episode of Web series "WHAT THE F*SHION?" comedian Casey Jane Ellison parodies Los Angeles fashion, and the fashion or L.A. celebs.

Michael Ansara, Star Trek's Klingon 'Kang,' dies at 91 (video)

Michael Ansara played the warrior Kang on the original “Trek” and was also a staple of TV and films. He was 91.