Mike Roe Digital News Producer/Blogger

Mike Roe
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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

Atlantic runs sponsored Scientology post —staff and Twitter rebel

The Southern California-based Church of Scientology got some social media attention Monday with a headline declaring “David Miscavige Leads Scientology to Milestone Year.”

VIDEO: Jodie Foster's not-quite-coming-out Golden Globes speech

Jodie Foster made news by kind-of-coming out at the Golden Globes Sunday night, but in an odd opening she shouted out NBC’s “Saturday Night Live."

VIDEO: No Pants Subway Ride 2013 comes to LA this Sunday

This Sunday, it’s time to take your pants off. It’s the 12th Annual No Pants Subway Ride, sponsored by Improv Everywhere, with thousands of participants around the world.

'Hunger Games' goes from People's Choice wins to costume tour, auction

“The Hunger Games” cleaned up big at the People’s Choice Awards this week, and now you can see some of those outfits the young stars were getting sweaty and dirty in.

Warner wins rights to Superman; creators lose out on royalties (video)

A loss would have meant that money earned since 1999 would have had to be shared with the creators' heirs. Here’s a look at some of Superman's big box office portrayals.

VIDEO: LA Kings news conference kicks off 2012-13 NHL season

The Kings hosted a news conference to kick off their 2012-13 season. It's not 2012, you say? Technicalities — the lockout's over, and the NHL is getting ready to play.

VIDEO: If we had Google Street View in the '50s and '60s

Watch videos giving tours of classic Hollywood by car in the 1950s and '60s, offering us a long forgotten perspective from behind the wheel.

PHOTOS: The real-life 'Gangster Squad' and mobster Mickey Cohen

The new film “Gangster Squad” takes a fictionalized look at the LAPD vice division of the 1940s. The details are given dramatic license, but it's based in reality.

People's Choice Awards: How would YOU have voted? (poll, video)

Everyone’s favorite awards that don’t bear much similarity to other awards are live from the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night.

Memorial for Huell Howser to be held at Griffith Observatory

Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge says that a memorial for public TV personality Huell Howser will be held Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Griffith Observatory.

DGA Awards say yes to Affleck's 'Argo,' no to Tarantino's 'Django'

The Directors Guild announced their 2012 nominations Tuesday — too bad, so sad for Quentin Tarantino, who many thought earned a nod with “Django Unchained."

Jerry Brown finishes prostate cancer treatment (video)

California Gov. Jerry Brown told reporters at a news conference Tuesday morning that he has completed his treatment for prostate cancer.

Disney World introduces MagicBand wristbands to make parks easier

Using the power of a wristband, Disney World visitors will soon have instant access to even more conveniences. The only price: Letting the Mouse know your every movement.

12 ways to celebrate New Year's Eve 2012 in Los Angeles

Ready to usher in 2013? If you’re sick of sitting around your home or hunting for a house party, here are some of the big New Year’s Eve happenings around LA.

LA Metro offers free rides for New Year's Eve revelers

L.A. Metro is offering free rides on their bus and rail systems on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Been drinking? Hop on a free subway ride.