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

Woman sentenced for stowing away on plane arrested at LAX again

Marilyn Jean Hartman was arrested Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport after being sentenced Wednesday to probation after stowing away on a plane on Monday.

Amber Alert: 8-year-old, 9-year-old reportedly abducted in LA

An Amber Alert was activated Thursday for the kidnapping of two children in Los Angeles on Aug. 4 at 3 p.m., according to the alert.

7 boxes of mounted animals seized on their way to Philippines

A shipment of mounted animals headed to the Philippines was seized at the L.A./Long Beach port. The items seized included mounted wildebeest, zebra, baboon and more.

LA city leaders, including Garcetti, gather to support Israel

Mayor Eric Garcetti and other Los Angeles city officials gathered Tuesday to assert their solidarity with Israel following the recent Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

Water official, his associates charged with embezzlement

A water district official and a couple he's tied to have been charged with what the L.A. County DA's Office is calling "an elaborate embezzlement scheme."

FAQ: What you should know about the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history

The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak has surpassed 900 deaths across West Africa, but the risk of it spreading to the U.S. remains very low. Here's what you should know about the disease.

Grant Morrison explores 52 universes in DC Comics' 'Multiversity'

Morrison's new project, "The Multiversity," has been in the works for almost a decade and explores big idea metacommentary on the DC Comics universe and our own world.

Alleged preteen 'Slender Man' killer not fit for trial, judge says

One of the 12-year-old girls who allegedly stabbed a classmate to make Internet meme "Slender Man" happy has been ruled mentally incompetent and unable to stand trial.

California's parks system in need of major revamp, commission finds

Years of struggling with budgets and poor administration has left the system in a crisis. That's according to the Parks Forward Commision, which just released its findings.

Kodak makes a deal with Hollywood studios to keep making film

A deal has been reached to keep the Kodak film company in business through the downturn in the use of film, and it's being financed by major Hollywood studios.

UCLA flood: DWP now says 20M gallons of water lost (updated)

Estimates of how much water was lost in Tuesday's water main break had been revised from 8-10 million gallons to almost 20 million gallons Wednesday.

The 7 key events from San Diego Comic-Con 2014

San Diego Comic-Con 2014, is in the books. Here are the key moments — and lack of key moments — that fans are talking about coming out of this year's convention.

KPCC's Mike Roe breaks his pedometer at San Diego Comic Con

KPCC pop culture bogger Mike Roe reports from Comic Con. He's one of 125,000 people who have descended on San Diego for the annual convention.

The 10 most important stories to know before Comic-Con 2014

The 2014 edition of San Diego Comic-Con, the mecca for hundreds of thousands of pop culture fans every year, runs through Sunday. Here's a look at this year's highlights.

Fire collapses roof at LA charter school; no students at school

A fire at Animo Charter High School in South Los Angeles caused the roof to collapse, according to the L.A. County Fire Department.