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

Update: Fire near Santa Barbara at 2.8 square miles, 10 percent contained

The White Fire north of Santa Barbara was being fed by winds expected to gust up to 40 mph, with 550 firefighters battling the blaze.

11 great videos from YouTube Comedy Week

YouTube Comedy Week promoted lots of familiar faces, some less familiar— and then there's the ones familiar only if you’re part of the hardcore YouTube community.

Homeless LA woman benefits from 'Hangover 3' star's generosity

When Zach Galifianakis found out two years ago that Elizabeth “Mimi” Haist was homeless, he set her up in a Santa Monica apartment that he pays the rent on.

Kate Upton rejects prom request, so Nina Agdal goes instead

An L.A. high schooler made headlines with a clever video asking Sports Illustrated cover model Kate Upton to prom. She passed, but model Nina Agdal agreed to go instead.

'Rocky Horror Picture Show' actor Tim Curry recovering from stroke

British actor Tim Curry, known for his role as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” is recovering after suffering a stroke at his home in L.A.

YouTube 'Clouds' music star Zach Sobiech dies at 18 (video)

Zach Sobiech, a young man diagnosed with bone cancer who became an Internet sensation thanks to a song he wrote called “Clouds,” died this week. He was 18.

VIDEO: 'Star Trek' safety video shot at San Onofre nuclear plant

The plant has been under scrutiny following pipe leaks that led to the plant being shut down, but back in happier times, they made a “Star Trek”-themed safety video.

LA Clippers drop coach Vinny Del Negro

The Los Angeles Clippers dropped coach Vinny Del Negro Tuesday, according to multiple reports, choosing not to extend his contract.

Crews stamp out brush fire near Burbank golf course

A one-acre brush fire that had been burning near a Burbank golf course is now fully contained. Crews are on hand to clean up hot spots in the area and make sure it doesn't reignite.

There's an 'Arrested Development' banana stand in LA (PHOTOS)

A full-featured, functional Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana Stand is in the Los Angeles area all week. Here's where you can find it.

VIDEO: Miguel drops leg drop on fans at Billboard Awards

It was the leg drop heard ’round the world. At Sunday's Billboard Music Awards, R&B singer Miguel managed to drop a giant pro wrestling leg drop on fans.

Police ID body of missing Orange County woman Maribel Ramos

At a press conference Friday afternoon, Orange County officials said they had identified the body discovered the day before as that of 36-year-old Maribel Ramos.

SNL season finale: Bill Hader's last show, Kanye post-rant (video)

Bill Hader is leaving SNL after Saturday's show and Kanye West is appearing after going off on a rant about the show earlier this week.

100 most popular baby names show California has more Camilas, fewer Masons

Jacob and Sophia are the kings and queens of babies both nationally and in California, but number 7 name Jayden moves up to number 2 for boys in California.

UPDATE: Student in custody in Santa Monica, East LA college threats

Police are holding a suspect for questioning after an anonymous threat shut down local schools and sent parents and the news media into a panic Thursday.