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
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 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.
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.
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 came out at LAX to a TMZ reporter, which WWE.com confirmed, issuing a statement supporting Young.
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.
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.
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."
A man whose Rottweiler dog was shot and killed by Hawthorne police pleaded not guilty Tuesday to multiple felony charges, including intimidating a witness.
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.
Authorities announced Friday that kidnapping suspect James DiMaggio and missing 16-year-old Hannah Anderson were apparently spotted by hikers in the Idaho wilderness.
Firefighters were battling the quickly growing "Silver Fire" between Banning and Idyllwild Wednesday afternoon, which has burned 5,000 acres so far.
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.
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 played the warrior Kang on the original “Trek” and was also a staple of TV and films. He was 91.