Mike Roe Digital News Producer/Blogger

Mike Roe
Contact Mike Roe

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, aka 'Beverly Hillbillies'' Elly May Clampett, dies

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.

Rose Parade 2015: First campers, decorators brave wind and cold

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.

'Gilmore Girls' patriarch Edward Herrmann dies

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.

New Year's Eve: Netflix helps parents trick kids into sleeping early

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.

Man charged after allegedly shooting at LAPD patrol car

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.

Former Pasadena official arrested for alleged embezzlement

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's last Letterman 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)'

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.

Sony hack: Obama pledges proportional response; insiders speak out

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 to play 'Songs in the Key of Life' at benefit

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.

Da Vinci Apartment Complex fire was arson, investigators say

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.

Sony hack: Google speaks out against MPAA efforts revealed in hack

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 replacement Larry Wilmore's body of work

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."

SoCal rain: Storm brings flash flooding; cars stranded in Torrance

Torrents of rain have been falling on a section of Los Angeles County, flooding streets and leaving several cars stranded.

'New Girl's' Max Greenfield lip-synchs 'We Found Love' as Fat Schmidt

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.

Comedy Hack Day brings comedians, programmers together in LA

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.