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

Can LA break the streak of southern American Idol winners?

American Idol winners might be from the South most of the time (9 for 11 thus far), but your chance to break that streak is coming to L.A. next week.

UCLA launches 1st face transplant program in western US

UCLA is launching the first face transplant program in the western United States. Doctors are now seeking patients to participate in clinical trials.

Metro tunnel under Beverly Hills High approved

Beverly Hills city and school officials objected, but the L.A. County Metro Board approved tunneling under Beverly Hills High School for the Purple Line extension.

Jury recommends death for gang member who killed Jamiel Shaw

The jury has recommended the death penalty for gang member Pedro Espinoza for shooting and killing Los Angeles High School football player Jamiel Shaw Jr.

Booking photo released of suspect in Metro bus driver killing

Tuesday evening, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department released the booking photo of the suspect in the shooting death of a Metro bus driver.

Comedians Oswalt and Maron tweet from same flight

Patton Oswalt and Marc Maron ended up on the same flight from New York to L.A., and Twitter gentle jabbing at one another followed.

Los Angeles solar eclipse 2012 video, photos

See time-lapse video and photos of the 2012 Los Angeles solar eclipse.

LAPD arrests 2 suspects in USC murders

Police took into custody a man suspected of killing two USC students, as well as another man believed to be involved in the killings.

Schmidt from 'New Girl' recommends his favorite LA things

The actor who plays overly enthusiastic bro/weirdo Schmidt shares what he likes in the most Schmidt-like place possible, Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle guide site Goop.

Coachella 2013 advance tickets sell out in about 4 hours

Coachella's sold out, almost a year in advance! Both weekends! But don't worry — these are just advance tickets. More passes will be offered early next year.

USC grad helps resurrect 1990s comics company Valiant

Valiant Comics' heyday was in the early 1990s, but now they're back under new ownership. Can they be a success in today's marketplace?

Does Siri really respond like in that Zooey Deschanel ad?

One man put it to the test, asking his phone the same questions Zooey did, and the answer is, kind of!

Fullerton City Council hears from beaten man Kelly Thomas' father

"I demand that Joe Wolfe be terminated immediately," Kelly Thomas's father told the council. Officer Wolfe is seen using a baton on Kelly Thomas in the now viral video of the beating.

Mike Birbiglia and Terry Gross hang out in new YouTube short

Watch comedian/author/"This American Life" personality Mike Birbiglia get to know "Fresh Air" host Terry Gross in this hilarious new short.

Stagecoach country music festival rocks SoCal

About 50,000 country music fans spent the weekend in the desert heat at the Stagecoach Festival. The weekend saw a rape and 60 booze-related arrests.