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

Wildfire erupts in San Bernardino County

A wildfire erupted Monday in San Bernardino County, shutting down Interstate 15, forcing the evacuation of a community of ranch homes and burning 350 acres so far.

Video: Last 3rd-party candidate debate, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein

A third-party presidential debate between Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein took place Monday.

Time Warner, Cox come to terms on carrying the Lakers in LA

Cox Cable has struck a deal with Time Warner Cable to carry their SportsNet channel, the new source for the Lakers in L.A. It'll be up in time for Wednesday's game.

Dodgers give out Magic Johnson bobbleheads next season

It’s a ways off — almost a year — but the Dodgers are giving out bobbleheads of minority share team owner Magic Johnson next season.

NYC Marathon canceled — Was this the right decision? (Poll)

The New York City Marathon has been canceled, though reports indicate it may be rescheduled. The announcement came as power came back on in many parts of lower Manhattan.

Archived video: Ralph Nader MCs third-party presidential debate Sunday

A third party presidential debate moderate by Ralph Nader was held Sunday, Nov. 4, just two days before the election, at 4:30 p.m. Pacific.

Movember: Show us your mustache, help raise cancer awareness

Some guys might look clean-cut today, but will be growing out their facial hair for the rest of the month. How come? Movember.

SoCal metal singer Mitch Lucker dies following motorcycle crash

Singer Mitch Lucker of the metal band Suicide Silence died Thursday morning in Orange County following a Halloween motorcycle crash. He was 28 years old.

LADWP, SoCal Edison prep to aid in Superstorm Sandy recovery

With 8 million people still without power in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the City Council passed an emergency motion allowing the LADWP to send crews to help.

Photos of West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval: LA's biggest party

It’s Halloween! There are parties all over Los Angeles, but the most famed is the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval on Santa Monica Boulevard.

Sandy's aftermath: Power outages, property damage, 39 deaths (UPDATE)

More than 7 million are without power in the Northeast, property damage is estimated in the billions of dollars and 18 deaths are reported as the storm moves inland.

Disney Lucasfilm deal: Twitter explodes over Star Wars news (poll)

Two pieces of news broke geek minds Tuesday: Disney is buying Lucasfilm. And there will be a Star Wars: Episode VII in 2015. With episodes 8 and 9 to follow.

Update: Live map of Hurricane Sandy, latest online news (links)

Sandy's been reclassified as a "post tropical cyclone," but it still packs a hurricane's wallop. Now, the Internet itself is being affected as major websites are knocked offline.

VIDEO: Letterman, Fallon go on despite Sandy, Kimmel cancels

Despite Sandy hitting the northeast, forcing residents to either evacuate or hunker down, the East Coast king of late night David Letterman is going on with his show.

Downey: Murder charges filed in shootings of 3 last week (PDF)

Prosecutors filed murder, attempted-murder and other charges Monday against the 30-year-old man who allegedly shot and killed three people last week in Downey.