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

Former 'SNL' star Jan Hooks dies; watch 12 of her best sketches

Hooks first appeared on television in the late night show "Tush." She went on to join the cast of "Not Necessarily the News" before landing "SNL."

MMA fighter 'Mayhem' Miller in custody after live tweeting standoff

Jason "Mayhem Miller," a mixed martial arts fighter, live-tweeted a standoff with the Orange County Sheriff's Department from his Mission Viejo home.

Los Angeles sued for $25 million in TSA officer's LAX shooting

The wife and family of the TSA officer who was shot and killed at Los Angeles International Airport in November 2013 are suing the city of Los Angeles for $25 million.

Donald Glover drops new Childish Gambino EP 'Kauai'; listen here

The new album includes one high-profile guest star on a couple of tracks: Will Smith progeny Jaden Smith, doing spoken word. Listen to the album and Glover's new mixtape here.

Homestar Runner's Strong Bad returns in new music video

Regular updates stopped about four years ago, but early 2000s Internet icon Strong Bad made a triumphant return this week with a new rap video, "Fish Eye Lens."

Hit-and-run kills 101-year-old Los Angeles man

A hit-and-run has killed 101-year-old Los Angeles man Jose Noriega, according to a news release from the L.A. Police Department. A suspect was taken into custody.

US Ebola patient told hospital he was from Liberia, sister says (updated)

Federal health authorities are working to reassure the public they’re ready to contain the Ebola virus after the first confirmed case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S.

Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo shot and killed; wife held

Bell Gardens' mayor Daniel Crespo has been shot during a domestic dispute; police are holding his wife, Levette, who allegedly shot him several times.

4 of America's most musical universities are in California

Four California colleges made Spotify's list of schools where students listen to streaming music the most: UCLA, UC Berkeley, USC and, coming in at number one, Cal Poly.

ESPN suspends Bill Simmons for calling NFL Commissioner a liar

Simmons has been suspended for comments where he called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a liar regarding the Ray Rice abuse scandal. Listen to Simmons' comments here.

South Pasadena shooting plot: Teens sent home on house arrest

Two teens who were arrested for allegedly plotting to kill students and staff at South Pasadena High School are being sent home under house arrest until their next court appearance.

Port of Los Angeles fire: Terminals resume full operations (updated)

A fire at the Port of Los Angeles has been almost contained, according to city officials. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control after changing tactics Tuesday morning.

Seal Beach approves coyote trap and kill plan

Following coyotes killing pets in the community, the City Council voted 4-0 Monday night to approve two two-week trapping sessions starting next week.

'Angel City' time-lapse video tours viewers through nighttime LA

A new time-lapse video taken around Los Angeles takes viewers around L.A. in sped-up nighttime shots over the course of four minutes, from Griffith Observatory to downtown.

New Michael Jackson/Queen song released: 'There Must Be More to Life Than This'

The new Queen compilation "Queen Forever" has people talking with the release of a collaboration between two legends: Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson.