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

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.

VIDEO: Johnny Depp and Ke$ha pay tribute to Tom Petty

Members of the Black Keys and the Strokes joined together with Ke$ha on vocals and Johnny Depp on guitar (yes, this happened) for a Petty Fest concert in Hollywood.

Hit live LA comedy show Comedy Bang Bang coming to an end

Los Angeles comedian Scott Aukerman announced this week that he’s retiring the live standup show he’s produced for the past 10 years, Comedy Bang Bang.

Remembering when Eddie Murphy was great with ‘One Night Only’

Eddie Murphy’s getting a tribute on Spike at 10 p.m. Wednesday. It’s not a roast, but Hollywood is paying tribute to one of the most popular and important comics ever.

Woman charged in murder of man who tried to stop church taggers

Janeth Lopez has been charged with murder, attempted murder and vandalism in connection with the shootings of two men who tried to stop a graffiti attack on a church.

WonderCon comes back to Anaheim in 2013, not San Francisco

Comic book convention WonderCon is officially coming back to Anaheim for a second year in spring 2013 — and not going home to San Francisco.

John McAfee reportedly wanted for murder in Belize

Antivirus software pioneer John McAfee is wanted for murder in Belize, Gizmodo reports. Gregory Faull was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head.

16 best moments from Rebecca Black producer’s ‘It’s Thanksgiving’

Despite its infamy as one of the truly horrendous songs of the modern era, Rebecca Black "Friday" writer/producer Patrice Wilson has not been deterred.

Feinstein says she wishes Obama hadn't accepted Petraeus resignation

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said she wishes President Obama hadn't accepted CIA Director David Petraeus's resignation.

Mike Brown fired as coach of the LA Lakers

The move comes after a disappointing 1-4 start to the season. It is unclear who will be the replacement coach or the coach in the long term.

PHOTOS: LA Councilman Art Snyder remembered as a 'rascal'

Former Los Angeles city councilman Arthur K. Snyder has died at age 79. The ex-Marine served nine terms on the council, and was never far from scandal.

Rev. Schuller testifies in Crystal Cathedral bankruptcy case

Rev. Robert H. Schuller testified Thursday in bankruptcy court that the ministry he founded owes him millions of dollars for using his creative works in broadcasts and online.

No contest plea in 'Bling Ring' Paris Hilton jewelry theft

The man who allegedly robbed Paris Hilton's home as part of the "Bling Ring" case pleaded no contest Thursday to receiving Hilton's stolen jewelry.

MAP: PCH reopens following major gas leak, evacuations

A major gas leak near the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu prompted a closure of PCH in both directions near Carbon Canyon Road, but it's since reopened.

'Innocence of Muslims' filmmaker sentenced to 1 year in prison

Mark Basseley Youssef, central in making controversial anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims," was sentenced to a year in prison with 4 years supervised release.