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

‘Homeland’ writer/executive producer Henry Bromell dies

Bromell also had a personal stake in the show’s clandestine intelligence agency world — his father was a CIA agent.

March Madness: Brackets make public radio shows get cutthroat

We built a little public radio bracket pitting our favorite shows against one another. Little did we know it would lead to all-out Twitter war.

‘The Bible’ draws criticism over Satan actor resembling Obama

The show also used several Southern Californian religious experts to vet the biblical accuracy of their dramatization.

POLL: March Madness: 32 public radio shows — which is your favorite?

The March Madness brackets are out, so we’re dropping our own bracket on you, fair listener. It’s your chance to vote for your favorite public radio show.

7 ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in LA that aren't about green beer

This St. Patrick’s Day, put the green beer down and drive (before drinking that green beer) to check out one of these events around the Southland area.

UPDATE: LA to cut $40,000 check for truck shot during Dorner manhunt

L.A. has agreed to issue a $40,000 check to compensate newspaper delivery women whose truck was damaged when police shot at it, believing Dorner was inside.

Reuters' Matthew Keys indicted for helping Anonymous hack LA Times (PDF)

Reuters Deputy Social Media Editor Matthew Keys has been indicted for conspiring with members of hacking group Anonymous, who used info he provided to hack the L.A. Times.

Update: Veronica Mars movie raises $2 million in Kickstarter cash in 1 day (video)

Veronica Mars, the Kristen Bell fan-favorite teen detective TV series, exceeded its goal in the first day of its planned 30-day Kickstarter campaign.

UPDATE: SoCal Catholics welcome news of 1st Latin American pope (photos)

The Los Angeles Archdiocese's 4.2 million Catholics greeted news Wednesday of a new pope, Argentine cardinal Jorge Bergoglio.

UPDATE: Chase Bank's website back after being shut down by Islamist hackers

A denial-of-service hacking attack took down Chase Bank’s website Tuesday. An Islamist hacking organization has claimed responsibility.

UPDATE: Hackers leak personal info of Kardashian, Chief Beck, other celebs, politicians

A website titled “The Secret Files” released what appeared to be the personal information of high-profile public officials and celebrities, including LAPD Chief Beck.

New York City large soda ban blocked — Are LA's Big Gulps safe?

New York's ban was supposed to take place Tuesday, but Manhattanites can keep their liquid sugar fix — and "American Idol" judges can feel safe with their Coke sponsorship.

LISTEN: Anna Kendrick's 'Cups' from 'Pitch Perfect' hits radio

Anna Kendrick is best known as an actress, but now the song she did while doing a cup trick in "Pitch Perfect" is remixed and heading for radio.

Star Wars’s Ford, Hamill, Fisher signed on for Episode 7

A brand new Star Wars movie is only two short years away, and it looks like Luke, Leia and Han have all signed on to join in the fun — and revive their careers.

LA throws its hat in the ring to host the 2024 Olympics (VIDEO)

Should L.A. host the Olympics again? Mayor Villaraigosa thinks so, sending a letter to the USOC officially declaring L.A.’s interest in hosting the 2024 Olympics.