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

Watch & discuss the 3rd-party presidential debate (archived video)

Larry King moderated a third-party presidential debate Tuesday night, including Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party) and Jill Stein (Green Party).

Shark attack: Man killed off Santa Barbara County coast

A man died after an apparent shark attack off the Santa Barbara County coast. It happened near Surf Beach at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Clark Kent quits Daily Planet — 6 suggestions for his new gig

In the latest blow to journalism in the 21st century, Clark Kent is quitting the Daily Planet. Here are some suggestions for future Kent career options.

UPDATED: Coroner releases findings in Tony Scott suicide

Preliminary findings in the suicide of "Top Gun" director Tony Scott showed no cancer, despite an early report claiming Scott suffered from brain cancer.

VIDEO: 60 Freeway reopens after being closed most of Friday

All lanes of the eastbound 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar were shut down Friday after three trucks collided. The lanes are expected to stay closed until at least 6 p.m.

LAPD utilizes social networks to help identify Grim Sleeper victims

Detectives had previously released the 42 pictures of the women to news outlets but police hope the public can aid them via Facebook and Twitter.

More than 1,000 Boy Scouts 'perversion files' released

The Oregon Supreme Court ordered the release of the files after a 2010 case brought by a man who had been sexually abused by a Scout leader.

PHOTOS: Wildfire leads to evacuations in Santa Barbara

Fire officials have downgraded the size of the fire, which has slowed down as it burns up a steep slope. The cause is still unknown.

What 3 Obama/Romney debate topics made social media users swear?

Along with the usual Twitter jokes, three topics made social media users lose it. (The following tweets have been censored for your perusal.)

KCET finds a Link to the future

KCET and LinkTV are joining forces to create KCETLink. The two outlets say the merger will create a powerful new independent public transmedia company.

VIDEO: 3 of Tina Fey & Amy Poehler's most memorable teamups

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting the 2013 Golden Globes, so we've put together video of some of their most memorable moments.

Exec says LAPD beat him, police say he was on bath salts (AUDIO)

A bank executive sought help from police because he had taken bath salts — and says he was beaten by a pair of L.A. police officers two days later in a neighboring city.

LA Podcast Festival hits Santa Monica

The idea hatched over a year ago. Through the power of a Kickstarter campaign, they managed to raise $20,000 in 30 days.

LA couple's wedding will be next door to shuttle Endeavour

A couple will be getting married Saturday at the Natural History Museum — at the same time the shuttle Endeavour will be pulling up to the Science Center next door.

'Singin' in the Rain' star Debbie Reynolds hospitalized (VIDEO)

“Singin’ In The Rain” star Debbie Reynolds has been hospitalized and is canceling upcoming appearances; see video of her 4 most memorable moments.