Mike Roe Digital News Producer/Blogger

Mike Roe
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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

'Babylon 5,' 'Matrix' masterminds team up for Netflix sci-fi series 'Sense8'

Andy and Lana Wachowski are teaming with J. Michael Straczynski to create a new 10-episode sci-fi series for the video-streaming service.

It's A Small World breaks, forces man to listen for 30 minutes

Disneyland has paid a disabled man $8,000 after not evacuating him from It’s A Small World after the ride broke down, leaving him for half an hour — listening to that song.

PHOTOS: President Obama bounces a soccer ball off his head with LA Galaxy

Obama welcomed our Stanley Cup champion hockey team the L.A. Kings, as well as soccer champions the L.A. Galaxy, in a ceremony honoring their championship seasons.

VIDEO: 'Bob Dylan' performs Disney songs in alternate reality

The parody video gives you a young Dylan, set on Oct. 14, 1965, singing songs Disney didn’t do until the ’90s, from "A Whole New World" to "Colors of the Wind."

POLL: Should Margaret Cho have been asked to cover up at a Korean spa?

Comedian Margaret Cho wrote an essay for women’s blog Jezebel, saying she received a talking to at Korean L.A. spa Aroma Spa & Sports Monday morning due to her tattooed body.

POLL: Public Radio Bracket Madness Rd 3: Vote for your favorite public radio show

Round 2 is over, and now it's time to vote for your final four. See who won the last round, see if your brackets are busted, and show your love for the shows you care about.

‘The Persian Square’ looks at over 100 years of Iranian-Americans

Los Angeles has the largest Iranian community in any city outside of Iran. A new digital book, “The Persian Square,” traces over a century of Iranian-American experience.

Beverly Center evacuated due to suspicious package in garage (Updated)

LAPD used a robot to detonate the package found inside a vehicle in the parking garage at the popular shopping mall.

A joke will be written in skywriting above downtown LA Saturday afternoon

“I’m asking you to donate money so that I can hire a man in a plane to write stupid things with clouds in the sky.” Kurt Braunohler raised $4,000 on Kickstarter to do just that.

Prince announces West Coast tour, snubs Los Angeles

Prince has apparently had enough of Los Angeles. A new tour includes clubs up and down the West Coast — but none in Los Angeles.

Pay-what-you-want comic 'The Private Eye' looks at LA in 2076

“The Private Eye” is a new comic book from two of the most acclaimed writers in comics. And it’s available online, DRM-free, in multiple formats, for whatever you want to pay.

POLL: Public Radio Bracket Madness Round 2: Vote for your favorite show

As the NCAA basketball tournament starts in earnest Thursday, Round 1 of the Public Radio Bracket Madness ends. See if your show made the sweet 16. (UPDATE: Voting has closed.)

UPDATE: 5 of 6 former Bell officials found guilty of misappropriation of funds

The jury is deadlocked on several counts and will continue deliberations. The judge rejects an attempt by defense attorneys to challenge the validity of the verdicts.

2.8 earthquake rattles downtown Los Angeles

An earthquake hit just southeast of downtown Los Angeles Wednesday morning. Well, maybe "hit" is too strong a word.

‘Enlightened’ canceled by HBO; Patton Oswalt campaigns on Twitter to save it

HBO released a statement saying that it was proud of the show and that canceling it was a “very difficult decision,” but bad ratings mean it's kaput.