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

VIDEO: Los Angeles joins in on the Harlem Shake

Los Angeles has been happy to join in on the latest Internet meme — including a mayoral candidate. Check out the best local renditions of the Harlem Shake here.

Christopher Dorner's cause of death: A single gunshot to the head

The cause of death for alleged murderer and ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner was "a single gunshot wound to the head," Captain Kevin Lacy said.

VIDEO: Adam Miller's death-defying skateboard flip even wows Tony Hawk

There are lots of cool skateboarding tricks, but it’s not that often someone does something other skateboarders haven’t seen yet. The latest: Adam Miller.

VIDEO: 'Bachelor' parody 'Burning Love' returns on Valentine's Day

“Burning Love” began its first season mocking “The Bachelor,” so where better to start for season 2 than taking on “The Bachelorette" and debuting on Valentine’s Day.

24 LA Catholic clergy accused of sex abuse named in document (PDF)

The names of 24 clergy who had not previously been publicly accused of abuse were included in a document released on the L.A. Catholic archdiocese's website on Jan. 31.

UPDATE: San Bernardino Sheriff ID's slain deputy, says Dorner manhunt is over (Photos, Map)

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said in a Wednesday afternoon press conference that the hunt for Christopher Dorner is over.

Update: Officials find 'human remains' in burnt-out Big Bear cabin (photos, map)

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department say they have identified "charred human remains" amid the debris of the burned down cabin that was the scene of a fierce firefight earlier in the day.

Abraham Lincoln quiz: 10 surprising answers you probably don't know

Tuesday, Feb. 12 is Abraham Lincoln's 204th birthday. Learn more about the man behind the recent film with a look at some of the surprising, little-known details of his life.

LAPD manhunt rumor control: Drones, sightings and what's actually true (updated)

Is Christopher Dorner in Mexico? As the manhunt for fugitive ex-LAPD cop Christopher Dorner enters its second week, rumors have begun circulating like wildfire; here's what we know about each.

LA County Sheriff's Department to fire 7 deputies from secret clique

The Sheriff’s Department has notified 7 deputies it intends to fire them for being part of the secret “Jump out Boys” group that allegedly saw police shootings as a positive.

VIDEO: Short film tells Zachary Quinto's LA shelter dog adoption story

The new short film “Dog Eat Dog” tells the story of how actor Zachary Quinto (You might know him as Sylar from “Heroes” or, oh yeah, Spock) adopted a dog from an L.A. shelter.

LA Archdiocese looks at $200 million fundraising campaign

A New York company was hired to study whether this campaign to help the $80 million in debt archdiocese was feasible, following 2007’s $600 million settlement with alleged victims.

'Wild Thing' band the Troggs' lead singer Reg Presley dies

The lead singer of the Troggs, the band behind songs like “Wild Thing,” “With A Girl Like You” and “Love is All Around,” died Monday. Reg Presley was 71 years old.

VIDEO: Will Ferrell in the Super Bowl ad LA didn't get to see

There were a lot of great Super Bowl ads Sunday, but here’s one that we didn’t get to see here in California. In fact, it was only shown in Texas, Oklahoma and Montana.

SoCal's Yogurtland celebrates National Frozen Yogurt Day

Yes, it’s the day where you can eat something that’s mildly better for you than ice cream! Orange County-based froyo chain Yogurtland is offering free frozen yogurt.