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 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."
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.
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.
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.
LAPD used a robot to detonate the package found inside a vehicle in the parking garage at the popular shopping mall.
“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 has apparently had enough of Los Angeles. A new tour includes clubs up and down the West Coast — but none in Los Angeles.
“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.
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.)
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.
An earthquake hit just southeast of downtown Los Angeles Wednesday morning. Well, maybe "hit" is too strong a word.
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.
Bromell also had a personal stake in the show’s clandestine intelligence agency world — his father was a CIA agent.
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 show also used several Southern Californian religious experts to vet the biblical accuracy of their dramatization.