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

Super Bowl 2013: Things to do this Sunday in LA if you don't care about it

Are you psyched for the Super Bowl? Or are you one of millions who don’t really care? If so, this is for you! The live events, TV, DVDs and movies to check out instead.

Anaheim comic book store robbed of key pieces of comics history

Beach Ball Comics in Anaheim was robbed Tuesday night of books like a Stan Lee-signed Amazing Spider-Man #1 and a Superman comic signed by Superman's creators.

POLL: Should comedians get paid when people pay for tickets? (video)

There’s been a controversy brewing in the comedy community, particularly in New York City, over the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre’s policy of not paying performers.

Channel 101 back for 2013 with more viral video battles

They held their 2013 debut screening Saturday night. My personal favorite this month: “Car-Jumper,” the current reigning champion at five episodes.

Marvel Comics writer Sam Humphries brings X-Men to Los Angeles

“Uncanny X-Force” is an X-Men book that also happens to be one of the rare Marvel comics set on the West Coast — right here in Los Angeles.

Jimmy Kimmel gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star (photos, video)

Jimmy Kimmel received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday morning, following Matt Damon taking over Kimmel’s show Thursday night.

UPDATE: LA teacher in sex abuse scandal was also youth soccer coach

LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy said: "My determination was that (the principal) was previously mishandling other complaints. My intent was to fire them."

PHOTOS: Canadian astronaut tweets photo of LA from space

Some might say Los Angelenos can be spaced out, but we got a unique look at Los Angeles from space Thursday. Thanks to a Canadian.

UPDATE: New details about LA teacher arrested in alleged molestation of 20 students (PDF)

Robert Pimentel, a four-decade veteran of the Los Angeles Unified School District, is the second teacher suspected of the sexual abuse of students in a year. He taught at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary School in Wlimington.

UPDATE: LAUSD teacher arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing 20 children

LAUSD fourth grade teacher Robert Pimental, 57, was arrested Wednesday by LAPD for allegedly sexually abusing 19 children and one adult.

VIDEO: Popular podcasters take TV on 'Stuff You Should Know'

After doing the podcast for almost five years, hosts Josh and Chuck take their informative message to TV with a Stuff You Should Know TV show on Science Channel.

Teenage girl pepper-sprays classmate at an LA high school

A teenage girl used pepper spray on another female student during a fight today at Narbonne High School, and several others were also exposed to the spray.

PHOTOS: Batmobile's $4.2 million sale price short of prediction

The original 1960s “Batman” TV show Batmobile sold Saturday for a cool $4.2 million. No word on whether the winning bidder has a young ward being raised as a sidekick.

Developer asks Mission Viejo to annex 40 acres to build 84 homes (PDF)

An Irvine-based developer wants Mission Viejo to annex 40 acres from Orange County to the city — allowing the developer to build 84 homes on about 28 acres of that land.

TIMELINE: The 6 best and 7 worst presidential inaugurations

From a riot in the White House to 36 people ending up dead, here's a look at some of the worst presidential inaugurations, and some of the best.