Mike Roe Digital News Producer/Blogger

Mike Roe
Contact Mike Roe

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

San Diego Comic-Con tickets go on sale Feb. 16 — Good luck!

The mecca of geek culture, San Diego Comic-Con, is on its way, and now geeks have the date and time of the next step on their journey: Feb. 16.

GRAPHIC: Figure out how cool you are with the Coachella Hipster Cred Calculator

With Coachella on the way, the most hipster festival this side of FYF Fest, this graphic assigns you points based on the bands you like.

VIDEO: '30 Rock' finale on Los Angeles: Young blondes and the film industry

Thursday night saw the end of "30 Rock," but the New York City-based show also offered a look at what pretty much everyone outside of Los Angeles thinks of L.A.

Super Bowl 2013: Things to do this Sunday in LA if you don't care about it

Are you psyched for the Super Bowl? Or are you one of millions who don’t really care? If so, this is for you! The live events, TV, DVDs and movies to check out instead.

Anaheim comic book store robbed of key pieces of comics history

Beach Ball Comics in Anaheim was robbed Tuesday night of books like a Stan Lee-signed Amazing Spider-Man #1 and a Superman comic signed by Superman's creators.

POLL: Should comedians get paid when people pay for tickets? (video)

There’s been a controversy brewing in the comedy community, particularly in New York City, over the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre’s policy of not paying performers.

Channel 101 back for 2013 with more viral video battles

They held their 2013 debut screening Saturday night. My personal favorite this month: “Car-Jumper,” the current reigning champion at five episodes.

Marvel Comics writer Sam Humphries brings X-Men to Los Angeles

“Uncanny X-Force” is an X-Men book that also happens to be one of the rare Marvel comics set on the West Coast — right here in Los Angeles.

Jimmy Kimmel gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star (photos, video)

Jimmy Kimmel received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday morning, following Matt Damon taking over Kimmel’s show Thursday night.

UPDATE: LA teacher in sex abuse scandal was also youth soccer coach

LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy said: "My determination was that (the principal) was previously mishandling other complaints. My intent was to fire them."

PHOTOS: Canadian astronaut tweets photo of LA from space

Some might say Los Angelenos can be spaced out, but we got a unique look at Los Angeles from space Thursday. Thanks to a Canadian.

UPDATE: New details about LA teacher arrested in alleged molestation of 20 students (PDF)

Robert Pimentel, a four-decade veteran of the Los Angeles Unified School District, is the second teacher suspected of the sexual abuse of students in a year. He taught at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary School in Wlimington.

UPDATE: LAUSD teacher arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing 20 children

LAUSD fourth grade teacher Robert Pimental, 57, was arrested Wednesday by LAPD for allegedly sexually abusing 19 children and one adult.

VIDEO: Popular podcasters take TV on 'Stuff You Should Know'

After doing the podcast for almost five years, hosts Josh and Chuck take their informative message to TV with a Stuff You Should Know TV show on Science Channel.

Teenage girl pepper-sprays classmate at an LA high school

A teenage girl used pepper spray on another female student during a fight today at Narbonne High School, and several others were also exposed to the spray.