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

Update: Live map of Hurricane Sandy, latest online news (links)

Sandy's been reclassified as a "post tropical cyclone," but it still packs a hurricane's wallop. Now, the Internet itself is being affected as major websites are knocked offline.

VIDEO: Letterman, Fallon go on despite Sandy, Kimmel cancels

Despite Sandy hitting the northeast, forcing residents to either evacuate or hunker down, the East Coast king of late night David Letterman is going on with his show.

Downey: Murder charges filed in shootings of 3 last week (PDF)

Prosecutors filed murder, attempted-murder and other charges Monday against the 30-year-old man who allegedly shot and killed three people last week in Downey.

Video: 51 Obama/Romney campaign ads Ohio is sick of

In California, we’re mostly out of the line of fire when it comes to TV political ads. Here’s a look at the flurry of ads you may not have seen.

[PHOTOS] Car crashes into Canoga Park Target, injuring 3 — 1 critically

A car crashed into a Canoga Park Target store Friday afternoon, injuring multiple people, said Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

VIDEO: 'Gungan Style' PSY/Star Wars mashup breaks the rules

Ready to share the latest funny video with your friends? If you like PSY's "Gangnam Style," watch the first minute. If you don't, watch the rest.

Updated: 4 detained in killings of 3 Downey family members

Four people have been detained for questioning in connection with Wednesday's fatal shootings that left three dead in Downey, police say.

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.