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

LAPD manhunt rumor control: Drones, sightings and what's actually true (updated)

Is Christopher Dorner in Mexico? As the manhunt for fugitive ex-LAPD cop Christopher Dorner enters its second week, rumors have begun circulating like wildfire; here's what we know about each.

LA County Sheriff's Department to fire 7 deputies from secret clique

The Sheriff’s Department has notified 7 deputies it intends to fire them for being part of the secret “Jump out Boys” group that allegedly saw police shootings as a positive.

VIDEO: Short film tells Zachary Quinto's LA shelter dog adoption story

The new short film “Dog Eat Dog” tells the story of how actor Zachary Quinto (You might know him as Sylar from “Heroes” or, oh yeah, Spock) adopted a dog from an L.A. shelter.

LA Archdiocese looks at $200 million fundraising campaign

A New York company was hired to study whether this campaign to help the $80 million in debt archdiocese was feasible, following 2007’s $600 million settlement with alleged victims.

'Wild Thing' band the Troggs' lead singer Reg Presley dies

The lead singer of the Troggs, the band behind songs like “Wild Thing,” “With A Girl Like You” and “Love is All Around,” died Monday. Reg Presley was 71 years old.

VIDEO: Will Ferrell in the Super Bowl ad LA didn't get to see

There were a lot of great Super Bowl ads Sunday, but here’s one that we didn’t get to see here in California. In fact, it was only shown in Texas, Oklahoma and Montana.

SoCal's Yogurtland celebrates National Frozen Yogurt Day

Yes, it’s the day where you can eat something that’s mildly better for you than ice cream! Orange County-based froyo chain Yogurtland is offering free frozen yogurt.

San Diego Comic-Con tickets go on sale Feb. 16 — Good luck!

The mecca of geek culture, San Diego Comic-Con, is on its way, and now geeks have the date and time of the next step on their journey: Feb. 16.

GRAPHIC: Figure out how cool you are with the Coachella Hipster Cred Calculator

With Coachella on the way, the most hipster festival this side of FYF Fest, this graphic assigns you points based on the bands you like.

VIDEO: '30 Rock' finale on Los Angeles: Young blondes and the film industry

Thursday night saw the end of "30 Rock," but the New York City-based show also offered a look at what pretty much everyone outside of Los Angeles thinks of L.A.

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.