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
The UCB Theatre has carved out a big place in the Los Angeles comedy scene. Now they're expanding that influence with a new theater and training center on Sunset Boulevard.
A Riverside resident has been doing Halloween light shows since 2008 and he's back this year with three new songs — after getting shut down for a couple of days.
Alice Rackham is a college student who responds to a bad grade by living her life according to the themes of classic literature. Learn about this Web series here.
Major League Soccer announced a new Los Angeles soccer team Thursday: the Los Angeles Football Club. The team will compete with the L.A. Galaxy.
This collection of maps looks at the locations of the eternal resting places of a number of luminaries, including many buried right here in Southern California.
There are plenty of Marvel and DC Comics movies coming up, but some fans' dream movies aren't happening. Here's why, plus a calendar of all the announced movies.
A Pomona SWAT officer was shot early Tuesday while police were serving a search warrant in San Gabriel. He was identified at a Tuesday afternoon press conference as Shaun Diamond.
The new slate of movies in the so-called "Phase 3" includes a female "Captain Marvel" and a "Black Panther" movie starring "42"'s Chadwick Boseman. So what does it all mean?
Not all of us have the money to buy our own, but we can all flip through scanned images of what a $3.2 million nearly pristine copy of the 1938 book looks like.
All five University of California Medical Centers are prepared to treat Ebola patients if necessary, though there have not been any confirmed or suspected cases in California.
The chief fired Frank Lyga on Tuesday and it became official on Wednesday when the paperwork was sent to the city's Police Commission.
A passenger bus was shot at in South Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon, L.A. Metro spokesperson Paul Gonzales tells KPCC. No one was injured in the shooting.
Reality TV production was up the most, posting a 49.2 percent gain, while on the other side, sitcom production was down 29 percent.
A missing Cal State Northridge student's body has been found in Indio, according to a release from the Los Angeles Police Department.
An investigation is underway at two Los Angeles-area campuses after nooses were found hanging from trees at Bellflower and Mayfair high schools.