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
WikiLeaks has posted a searchable database of the Sony documents that were previously leaked in a hack the White House tied to North Korea over the movie "The Interview."
The new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer is out, featuring members from the original cast and a smashed Darth Vader mask. Watch it here, along with more livestreaming from Star Wars Celebration.
The museum will relocate from its longtime home with hopes that it can return when the site is redeveloped as part of the Metro Expo Line extension.
It's official: Dennis Quaid is a good enough actor to convince the Internet he was having a meltdown. Instead, it's a hoax setting up a more elaborate Funny Or Die video.
Most of the thousands of audiobooks recorded every year are read by literary character actors — you don't know their names, but you recognize their voices.
The R&B singer, who died Tuesday at 73, had 15 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, but he's likely to be remembered by most fans for his 1966 hit.
In his first U.S. club dates since being named Jon Stewart's successor, the South African comedian stayed away from the controversy that got him in hot water.
Despite its original writer/director walking off the project, and a mediocre early teaser trailer, reaction to the new "Ant-Man" trailer has been positive all around.
Friday is officially DC Comics' last day in its historic homeland of New York City, moving closer to its bread and butter of movie and TV adaptations.
If you didn't get tickets or are simply avoiding the sweaty desert temperatures, you can plunk yourself down here and watch everything live-streamed online.
They're building on the event that delivers a crowd of 130,000 to San Diego every summer — and the target audience that turns movies like "The Avengers" into huge hits.
Fox apocalypse sitcom "The Last Man On Earth" has been renewed for another season. It's arguable whether this is despite or because of the show's offbeat, dark premise.
This year's winner is a little... stranger. (Hint hint!) The third annual KPCC Public Radio Bracket Madness is in the books, and this year's winner is "Strangers"!
This year's WonderCon featured more female fans and previews of 'San Andreas' and 'Last Man on Earth.' Looking ahead, the pop culture convention moves to LA.
For all the sad comic book and pop culture fans who weren't able to get tickets to San Diego Comic-Con, we've got good news: WonderCon. Here's what you need to know.