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

California grid operator lifts weekend 'Flex Alert'

California's power grid operator has lifted its call for statewide energy conservation this weekend, despite the continuing heat wave.

Olympics: Brazil ready to play Mexico for men's soccer gold

Brazil is the favorite in Saturday's men's soccer final against Mexico, a team which will also be looking for its first Olympic gold. Also: Where to watch.

California heat wave continues

Californians sweltering in a heat wave are being urged to reduce their power consumption — including that air conditioning you may desperately want to be using.

US women get shot at 1st Olympic water polo gold

Maggie Steffens and the rest of the U.S. team get a fresh crack at a gold medal, this time against Spain in Thursday's final of the London Games.

Big rig jackknifes, blocking eastbound 10 Freeway

A crash involving a big rig and a pickup truck Tuesday morning blocked the eastbound San Bernardino (10) Freeway in Baldwin Park and left two people hurt.

UFC brings the fights back to Staples Center — and Fox

UFC is bringing mixed martial arts back to L.A. once again this Saturday for a live event that will be broadcast on Fox. How will it fare against the Olympics?

Geek + Sports = Star Trek Night at Dodger Stadium

The Los Angeles Dodgers are celebrating Star Trek Night for the first time, following up on several years of success with Star Wars Night.

Torrance Chick-fil-A vandalized: 'Tastes Like Hate'

A Torrance Chick-fil-A has been vandalized with spray paint reading "Tastes Like Hate," following the restaurant's public opposition of gay marriage.

California ruling favoring debt collectors reversed on appeal

A federal appeals court has reversed a California ruling in favor of debt collectors who send letters to someone's workplace.

LA city workers watching Olympics online asked to stop

The top technology officer for Los Angeles pleaded with city workers to stop watching the Olympics online at work, saying it could cause a municipal computer meltdown.

Lap-Band VIP weight loss firm ordered to pull misleading ads

The Food and Drug Administration has warned a Los Angeles-based Lap-Band firm to pull misleading weight loss surgery ads.

Weakness in California electricity trading exposed

Officials say a big electricity trader has apparently figured out a way to exploit vulnerabilities in the state's electricity market — much as Enron did.

LA homeless stabbings suspect's plea: Not guilty

A man charged with attempted murder in the stabbings of three homeless people who were left with notes labeled "death warrants" has pleaded not guilty.

Family of man shot, killed by Anaheim police files lawsuit

Over 200 protesters storm Anaheim City Hall after the family of a man shot to death by Anaheim police Saturday announced it is suing the city for $50 million.

Comic-Con 2012 geeks out 125,000 fans

For those who haven't been, San Diego Comic-Con is a massive pop culture behemoth that offers a community where at least someone else will love the thing you love.