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

Marvel makes Thor a woman; Joss Whedon gives his approval

Comic books have long faced criticism for being dominated by male characters, with few female-led books, but Marvel's taking a swing against that.

Making the Guardians of the Galaxy's Star-Lord a headliner

Marvel is tackling the universe with the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie. Writer Sam Humphries is the one who makes the unknown lead character a star in comics.

Justin Bieber pleads no contest to vandalism

Bieber has to complete five days of community labor and an anger management program, pay $80,900 in restitution and has been placed on probation.

'Pillowcase Rapist' Christopher Hubbart released near Palmdale

Serial rapist Christopher Hubbart, who had more than 50 known victims, has been released to a residence in an unincorporated area of L.A. County near Palmdale.

#FireRickRemender: Captain America writer under fire

Los Angeles writer Rick Remender is under fire over a Captain America comic he wrote, with the problem coming down to an apparently misunderstood timeline.

Great white shark attacks swimmer at Manhattan Beach Pier

A great white shark bit a long-distance swimmer at the Manhattan Beach Pier Saturday morning, Los Angeles County Fire Inspector R. Flores tells KPCC.

Soul singer Bobby Womack dies; 11 of his most epic songs

Famed soul singer Bobby Womack has died at the age of 70, according to a representative for Womack's label XL Recordings. Listen to some of his greatest recordings.

America's snobby cities: Pasadena tops the list. But you disagree!

Tthe cities that made real estate blog Movot's snobbiest cities list and how it was determined left some KPCC readers perturbed. Here's what you had to say about it.

Beverly Hills adopts safety rules after 2 LAPD officers killed

Beverly Hills adopted new safety rules this week after two LAPD officers were killed in separate crashes with construction vehicles on the steep Loma Vista Drive.

LA deputy sheriffs union endorses Jim McDonnell

McDonnell has won more than 49 percent of the vote, but didn't have the 50 percent needed in counts thus far to avoid a runoff for sheriff.

San Marino mayor resigns after dog poop scandal

San Marino Mayor Dennis Kneier resigned Wednesday a week and a half after video of the mayor tossing a bag of dog poop on his neighbor's yard went viral.

Shirley Fire largely contained after burning thousands of acres

The Forest Service noted that crews were still worried about blowing embers causing spot fires outside the containment lines and that they were facing steep rocky terrain.

Garcetti wins Stanley Cup bet; de Blasio to sing 'I Love LA'

If New York had won, Garcetti would have had to sing "New York, New York" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," but instead, de Blasio has to deliver Randy Newman's, "I Love L.A."

Camarillo High sophomore arrested for alleged school shooting threat

A Camarillo High School sophomore was arrested for allegedly threatening to kill another student, carry out a shooting at the school and then kill himself, police said.

California budget: Gov. Brown reaches deal with Legislature

A budget deal has been reached between California Gov. Brown and leaders in the state Legislature, according to a statement from Brown's office.