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

Pro wrestler 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dead at 61; 7 of his greatest moments

Piper was a major part of the rise of the World Wrestling Federation in the 1980s, particularly at the first Wrestlemania, where he teamed against Hulk Hogan and Mr. T.

Venice Pier lifeguard attack caught on video

A lifeguard was assaulted on the Venice Pier Thursday in an attack captured on cellphone camera by bystanders.

Special Olympics 2015 FAQ: Where, when and how to enjoy the games in LA

The Special Olympics World Games come to L.A. July 25 through Aug. 2. Here are all the details on how you can see this year's Special Olympics and what they're all about.

I-10 collapse: Bridge set to reopen 1 lane each way, reduced speed

The bridge is reopening Friday with just one lane in each direction using what was previously the westbound side of the bridge, due to the eastbound side's collapse.

Unpublished Dr. Seuss story 'What Pet Should I Get?' set to be released

An original manuscript and sketches were found at the late author's home and are set to be published on July 28. Two other posthumous Seuss books are also scheduled.

Southern California lightning puts firefighters, pilots and lifeguards on alert

Lightning forced beaches to close and knocked out power to thousands. A plane was struck at takeoff from LAX. Firefighters are keeping watch in the burn zone.

4.5 million people's personal info at risk in UCLA Health data breach

Suspicious activity was first detected by UCLA Health in Oct. 2014, at which time it began investigating with help from the FBI, it said in a statement.

Comic-Con 2015: 14 movies, TV shows and books to get excited about

Here are some of the highlights and the under-the-radar surprises that blew fans' minds this year, from movies to comics and everything else under the sun.

Comic-Con tries to fight live streaming, but Periscope prevails

Off-Ramp host John Rabe talks with KPCC's Mike Roe about Comic-Con's attempts to keep people from live streaming convention content.

Comic-Con 2015: 10 events to watch at San Diego Comic-Con 2015

San Diego Comic-Con ("SDCC" to those in a hurry) has its preview night Wednesday, followed by its first full day Thursday. Here's what everyone's going to be talking about.

Mr. Burns returns: Harry Shearer back on 'The Simpsons' voice cast

Fox announced in a press release that Shearer would return for the next two seasons, despite a contract dispute that left him officially out of the cast as of May.

4 reasons to take the Fourth of July terror threat seriously

A terror warning was recently issued by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI for the Fourth of July holiday. Here's what experts say is behind the threat.

Fat actresses still often defined by size while 'dadbods' become cool

Actress Julie Brister talked with the Frame about what it's like being a "Fat Amy"-sized actress in Hollywood, and how she's been able to take roles that aren't demeaning.

Marc Maron tells us 'WTF' is with him interviewing the president

We have the first interview with Marc Maron after he interviewed the president. He tells us what the deal is and what kind of laughs he got from the Secret Service.

E3 2015: 'Star Wars: Battlefront,' Oculus Rift and gaming's future

We tried out virtual reality headset the Oculus Rift. It may not be as immersive as you would hope quite yet, but it looks like it's the future of gaming.