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

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.

PHOTOS: Batmobile's $4.2 million sale price short of prediction

The original 1960s “Batman” TV show Batmobile sold Saturday for a cool $4.2 million. No word on whether the winning bidder has a young ward being raised as a sidekick.

Developer asks Mission Viejo to annex 40 acres to build 84 homes (PDF)

An Irvine-based developer wants Mission Viejo to annex 40 acres from Orange County to the city — allowing the developer to build 84 homes on about 28 acres of that land.

TIMELINE: The 6 best and 7 worst presidential inaugurations

From a riot in the White House to 36 people ending up dead, here's a look at some of the worst presidential inaugurations, and some of the best.

VIDEO: Huell Howser's sunset memorial at Griffith Observatory

A public memorial for California TV icon Huell Howser was held Tuesday. Check out video of the full ceremony, including a singalong to Huell's "California, Here I Come."

Empire strikes back at White House's Death Star decision

The White House made news by rejecting the idea of building a Death Star (while also promoting the space program and science education). Now, the Empire has responded.

Eric Garcetti's 5 most entertaining Reddit AMA answers

Eric Garcetti did a Reddit AMA Tuesday. He answered many serious, important questions about L.A.'s future, but never mind that — here are his most entertaining answers.

UPDATED: Hundreds honor Huell Howser (Video, photos)

Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge is hosting a public memorial for the late "California's Gold" TV host Huell Howser Tuesday at the Griffith Observatory.

10 best posts from Arnold Schwarzenegger's Reddit AMA

“Former Mr. Olympia, Conan, Terminator, and Governor of California. I killed the Predator.” That’s how our former governor introduced himself as he took to Reddit.

Atlantic runs sponsored Scientology post —staff and Twitter rebel

The Southern California-based Church of Scientology got some social media attention Monday with a headline declaring “David Miscavige Leads Scientology to Milestone Year.”

VIDEO: Jodie Foster's not-quite-coming-out Golden Globes speech

Jodie Foster made news by kind-of-coming out at the Golden Globes Sunday night, but in an odd opening she shouted out NBC’s “Saturday Night Live."

VIDEO: No Pants Subway Ride 2013 comes to LA this Sunday

This Sunday, it’s time to take your pants off. It’s the 12th Annual No Pants Subway Ride, sponsored by Improv Everywhere, with thousands of participants around the world.

'Hunger Games' goes from People's Choice wins to costume tour, auction

“The Hunger Games” cleaned up big at the People’s Choice Awards this week, and now you can see some of those outfits the young stars were getting sweaty and dirty in.