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
Ever wonder what the deal was with improv? Thrash Lab’s latest episode of “Subculture Club” takes a look at the L.A. outlet of the UCB Theatre.
The president of the city of L.A.'s Board of Public Works, Andrea Alarcón, is entering professional treatment after her daughter turned up alone at L.A. City Hall.
The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade took place Thursday morning in New York City. This year featured four new balloons. Check out the highlights.
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Several groups are trying to follow up on the cultural success of the idea of Black Friday. The latest entrant? Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 27.
Rhythm and blues singer Billy Scott of 1960s–70s recording group the Prophets, singer of hits "I Got The Fever" and "California," has died at age 70.
The Hollywood Reporter is following wins at the National Entertainment Journalism Awards with a new issue featuring an apology for its role in the Hollywood Blacklist.
Voice actress Lucille Bliss, who voiced Smurfette from “The Smurfs” and one of the stepsisters in Disney’s “Cinderella,” died earlier this month.
Want some Twinkies? Some Los Angeles-area residents have taken to Craigslist to earn a quick buck off the impending Hostess shortage.
It’s November of 2012, and people are still doing “Call Me Maybe” videos. This is 10 months after Bieber first tweeted about the song and helped make Jepsen a star.
The Hollywood Improv Lab, the 50-seat experimental theater attached to the Hollywood Improv, is closing its doors after several years to become a bar/lounge.
Members of the Black Keys and the Strokes joined together with Ke$ha on vocals and Johnny Depp on guitar (yes, this happened) for a Petty Fest concert in Hollywood.
Los Angeles comedian Scott Aukerman announced this week that he’s retiring the live standup show he’s produced for the past 10 years, Comedy Bang Bang.
Eddie Murphy’s getting a tribute on Spike at 10 p.m. Wednesday. It’s not a roast, but Hollywood is paying tribute to one of the most popular and important comics ever.