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

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.

US Olympic Committee names LA a finalist for 2024 Olympics

Los Angeles joins San Francisco, Boston and Washington, D.C. on the short list of American cities in the running for the 2024 games.

New Grammys rules include allowing samples in Song of the Year

It's a sign of the changing face of music, with samples included in a variety of genres — the Grammys had previously only allowed samples in the best rap song category.

Metro Blue Line train collides with car in downtown LA

A Metro Blue Line train collided with a car in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, with six people evaluated by medical personnel afterward, according to the LAFD.

Harrison Ford in hospital after injuring ankle on 'Star Wars'

Harrison Ford injured his ankle while shooting "Star Wars: Episode VII," but shooting is scheduled to proceed as planned during his recovery.

Vergara trial: Calif. judge says state teacher protections unconstitutional (updated)

The ruling finds that California teacher tenure, firing and discipline procedures are unconstitutional because they violate children’s right to an adequate education.

Peyton Reed to direct 'Ant-Man,' following Edgar Wright exit

Marvel has announced that Peyton Reed will direct "Ant-Man," following writer/director Edgar Wright's high-profile exit. It's still set to be released July 17 of next year.

Batman poster presents 75 highlights in 75 years of Bat-History

As part of their celebration of the 75th anniversary of Batman, DC Comics has released a new poster showing highlights of the character's history. Check out the full graphic.

Who is Slender Man? The Internet meme is cited in a brutal crime

Two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls allegedly stabbed a friend of theirs nearly to death in order to please Slender Man, an online urban legend. Here's his story.

Uber driver arrested for allegedly kidnapping woman in West LA

A woman who received a ride from an Uber rideshare driver woke up in a cheap motel with the driver, who was arrested for kidnapping for the purpose of sexual assault.

Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly steps down

It follows a rough year for the network, with "American Idol" suffering a severe decline. Its 2014 season finale was down 66 percent from three years ago.