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

Artie Lange's '@midnight' appearance canceled over racial remarks

Comedian Artie Lange had a scheduled appearance on Comedy Central's "@midnight" canceled after making racially-charged remarks about an ESPN host on Twitter.

Election 2014 national results: Republicans take control

Republicans needed to pick up just six seats in Tuesday's elections to wrest control of the Senate. In the House, the key question is how big the GOP gains will be.

Upright Citizens Brigade opens new LA theater on Sunset

The UCB Theatre has carved out a big place in the Los Angeles comedy scene. Now they're expanding that influence with a new theater and training center on Sunset Boulevard.

Riverside house delivers musical lights after being shut down

A Riverside resident has been doing Halloween light shows since 2008 and he's back this year with three new songs — after getting shut down for a couple of days.

'Classic Alice' gives a college girl's life literary treatment

Alice Rackham is a college student who responds to a bad grade by living her life according to the themes of classic literature. Learn about this Web series here.

New MLS Los Angeles soccer team, ownership announced

Major League Soccer announced a new Los Angeles soccer team Thursday: the Los Angeles Football Club. The team will compete with the L.A. Galaxy.

Halloween: Find where famous dead people are in Southern California

This collection of maps looks at the locations of the eternal resting places of a number of luminaries, including many buried right here in Southern California.

All upcoming Marvel, DC movies — and why there's no Hulk, Black Widow

There are plenty of Marvel and DC Comics movies coming up, but some fans' dream movies aren't happening. Here's why, plus a calendar of all the announced movies.

Pomona SWAT officer shot in San Gabriel

A Pomona SWAT officer was shot early Tuesday while police were serving a search warrant in San Gabriel. He was identified at a Tuesday afternoon press conference as Shaun Diamond.

Marvel unveils 9 new superhero movies: What it all means

The new slate of movies in the so-called "Phase 3" includes a female "Captain Marvel" and a "Black Panther" movie starring "42"'s Chadwick Boseman. So what does it all mean?

You can read a pristine copy of Action Comics #1 online

Not all of us have the money to buy our own, but we can all flip through scanned images of what a $3.2 million nearly pristine copy of the 1938 book looks like.

University of California Medical Centers prepared to treat Ebola

All five University of California Medical Centers are prepared to treat Ebola patients if necessary, though there have not been any confirmed or suspected cases in California.

LAPD chief fires detective over slur-filled training lecture

The chief fired Frank Lyga on Tuesday and it became official on Wednesday when the paperwork was sent to the city's Police Commission.

Metro passenger bus shot in South Los Angeles

A passenger bus was shot at in South Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon, L.A. Metro spokesperson Paul Gonzales tells KPCC. No one was injured in the shooting.

Los Angeles TV production up 31 percent

Reality TV production was up the most, posting a 49.2 percent gain, while on the other side, sitcom production was down 29 percent.