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

VIDEO: Huell Howser's sunset memorial at Griffith Observatory

A public memorial for California TV icon Huell Howser was held Tuesday. Check out video of the full ceremony, including a singalong to Huell's "California, Here I Come."

Empire strikes back at White House's Death Star decision

The White House made news by rejecting the idea of building a Death Star (while also promoting the space program and science education). Now, the Empire has responded.

Eric Garcetti's 5 most entertaining Reddit AMA answers

Eric Garcetti did a Reddit AMA Tuesday. He answered many serious, important questions about L.A.'s future, but never mind that — here are his most entertaining answers.

UPDATED: Hundreds honor Huell Howser (Video, photos)

Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge is hosting a public memorial for the late "California's Gold" TV host Huell Howser Tuesday at the Griffith Observatory.

10 best posts from Arnold Schwarzenegger's Reddit AMA

“Former Mr. Olympia, Conan, Terminator, and Governor of California. I killed the Predator.” That’s how our former governor introduced himself as he took to Reddit.

Atlantic runs sponsored Scientology post —staff and Twitter rebel

The Southern California-based Church of Scientology got some social media attention Monday with a headline declaring “David Miscavige Leads Scientology to Milestone Year.”

VIDEO: Jodie Foster's not-quite-coming-out Golden Globes speech

Jodie Foster made news by kind-of-coming out at the Golden Globes Sunday night, but in an odd opening she shouted out NBC’s “Saturday Night Live."

VIDEO: No Pants Subway Ride 2013 comes to LA this Sunday

This Sunday, it’s time to take your pants off. It’s the 12th Annual No Pants Subway Ride, sponsored by Improv Everywhere, with thousands of participants around the world.

'Hunger Games' goes from People's Choice wins to costume tour, auction

“The Hunger Games” cleaned up big at the People’s Choice Awards this week, and now you can see some of those outfits the young stars were getting sweaty and dirty in.

Warner wins rights to Superman; creators lose out on royalties (video)

A loss would have meant that money earned since 1999 would have had to be shared with the creators' heirs. Here’s a look at some of Superman's big box office portrayals.

VIDEO: LA Kings news conference kicks off 2012-13 NHL season

The Kings hosted a news conference to kick off their 2012-13 season. It's not 2012, you say? Technicalities — the lockout's over, and the NHL is getting ready to play.

VIDEO: If we had Google Street View in the '50s and '60s

Watch videos giving tours of classic Hollywood by car in the 1950s and '60s, offering us a long forgotten perspective from behind the wheel.

PHOTOS: The real-life 'Gangster Squad' and mobster Mickey Cohen

The new film “Gangster Squad” takes a fictionalized look at the LAPD vice division of the 1940s. The details are given dramatic license, but it's based in reality.

People's Choice Awards: How would YOU have voted? (poll, video)

Everyone’s favorite awards that don’t bear much similarity to other awards are live from the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night.

Memorial for Huell Howser to be held at Griffith Observatory

Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge says that a memorial for public TV personality Huell Howser will be held Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Griffith Observatory.