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

'Lawn Dude' billboards encourage conservation across SoCal

Anthropomorphized lawn character Lawn Dude has been appearing on SoCal billboards to encourage water conservation, and he'll be sticking around through August.

National Night Out: Events in the greater Los Angeles area

It's an annual night of community events across the U.S. meant to promote partnerships between police and local communities. Here are some highlights from around the Southland.

Long Beach vault explosion: City says power restored to all

Service is being provided either through Edison's network or through the use of temporary generators.

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Unpublished Dr.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.