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

LA, get ready for a Wednesday morning lunar eclipse

A lunar eclipse is set to take place Wednesday morning, Nov. 28. It’s supposed to be easily visible to the naked eye, but clouds or morning fog could spoil views.

California senators join colleagues to seek gas price probe (PDF)

California’s senators joined with the other Pacific Coast senators to ask the Justice Department to investigate the role of oil refineries in recent gas price spikes.

VIDEO: A Thanksgiving song from the turkey's perspective

Matt Micucci, brother to singer/actress Kate Micucci, has his very own Thanksgiving song — perfect for helping you digest that last lump of gravy.

'Subculture Club' looks at improv in Los Angeles's UCB Theatre

Ever wonder what the deal was with improv? Thrash Lab’s latest episode of “Subculture Club” takes a look at the L.A. outlet of the UCB Theatre.

President of LA Board of Public Works seeking treatment

The president of the city of L.A.'s Board of Public Works, Andrea Alarcón, is entering professional treatment after her daughter turned up alone at L.A. City Hall.

15 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade highlights

The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade took place Thursday morning in New York City. This year featured four new balloons. Check out the highlights.

Want to date someone who shares your political beliefs?

RedStateDate and BlueStateDate offer you the promise of finding the man or woman who loves you for you, but mostly for whether you believe what they believe.

New dating sites let you tell Dems, Republicans to buzz off

Looking for love? Want to make sure it’s with someone who shares your exact political beliefs? Enter: BlueStateDate and RedStateDate.

Tired of Black Friday? 'Get out the give’ on Giving Tuesday

Several groups are trying to follow up on the cultural success of the idea of Black Friday. The latest entrant? Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 27.

R&B artist Billy Scott, singer of 'I Got The Fever,' dies

Rhythm and blues singer Billy Scott of 1960s–70s recording group the Prophets, singer of hits "I Got The Fever" and "California," has died at age 70.

Hollywood Reporter offers mea culpa for role in blacklist

The Hollywood Reporter is following wins at the National Entertainment Journalism Awards with a new issue featuring an apology for its role in the Hollywood Blacklist.

VIDEO: Remembering Lucille Bliss, voice of Smurfette

Voice actress Lucille Bliss, who voiced Smurfette from “The Smurfs” and one of the stepsisters in Disney’s “Cinderella,” died earlier this month.

LA-area Twinkies going for over $1,000 on Craigslist

Want some Twinkies? Some Los Angeles-area residents have taken to Craigslist to earn a quick buck off the impending Hostess shortage.

VIDEO: 'Big Bang Theory' cast does 'Call Me Maybe' flash mob

It’s November of 2012, and people are still doing “Call Me Maybe” videos. This is 10 months after Bieber first tweeted about the song and helped make Jepsen a star.

PHOTOS: Hollywood Improv Lab comedy venue closes

The Hollywood Improv Lab, the 50-seat experimental theater attached to the Hollywood Improv, is closing its doors after several years to become a bar/lounge.