Mike Roe Digital News Producer/Blogger
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
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.
The idea hatched over a year ago. Through the power of a Kickstarter campaign, they managed to raise $20,000 in 30 days.
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 has been hospitalized and is canceling upcoming appearances; see video of her 4 most memorable moments.
A man dressed in body armor was arrested by federal officials at LAX after a smoke grenade, gas mask, leg irons and weapons were discovered in his luggage.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is serving as the WWE social media ambassador Monday night during the WWE Raw pro wrestling show, tweeting about the event.
The space shuttle Endeavour moves this weekend from LAX to the California Science Center. Here’s a map of the route it will follow.
Bell has named a new acting police chief as part of its continuing effort to reform local government after eight former officials were indicted on corruption charges.
One of Hollywood's most enduring couples is separating, according to the AP.
Robert F. Christy, one of the last surviving veterans of World War II's Manhattan Project, helped develop the triggering mechanism for the first atomic bomb.
The space shuttle Endeavour begins its final mission Thursday night. Find out its path, where to see it and more.
A recent study finds that iPhone-dominated states vote one way, while the reverse is true for Android states. Check out the infographic that reveals the preferences.
You can watch, listen to and discuss tonight's Obama-Romney presidential debate here, on 89.3, on Facebook and on Twitter with KPCC! Here's how.
Activists blocked entrances to an L.A. Farmer John plant, leading to two arrests. Activists also compared the plant to Auschwitz in a press release.
Zak Penn, on superheroes like Rogue: "In a real world setting, it’s not fun when you accidentally kill everyone that you touch."