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

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.

South Korean Christians say no, no to Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga performed in South Korea to about 45,000 fans, despite a backlash from local Christians. It's the latest in Gaga's attempt to be this generation's Madonna.

CicLAvia sights: LA goes footloose and car-free

CicLAvia included a little of everything, from street chess to the Power Rangers to a dancing/cycling Easter Bunny. What did you see?

Coachella Day 2: The De-rainening

After some inclement weather to kick off Coachella, Day 2 of Weekend 1 became more of what people have come to expect from the festival.

LA Dodgers sale approved by bankruptcy court

A federal bankruptcy court has approved the plan by the L.A. Dodgers that would put the team on track to exit bankruptcy with new owners including Magic Johnson.

USC announces $125,000 reward for info on grad students' murder

The LAPD held a news conference Friday on the two USC grad students shot and killed near campus, where USC also publicly announced a $125,000 reward.

TV show 'Smallville' continues in comic book form

"Smallville" was the longest running sci-fi/fantasy series on network TV, running 10 seasons before going off the air. Well, it's back, except in comic book form.

101 Freeway chase suspect: 'I have a gun'

Police released more details on the driver who led the police on a chase Wednesday night on the 101 Freeway that led to police shooting and killing the suspect.

Obama says that Jay-Z is the easy answer over Kanye West

I've got a secret: I prefer Kanye. This is something I don't share with President Obama, who, in a recent Atlantic article, says emphatically that he prefers Jay-Z.

101 Freeway chase ends with a dead suspect

A wild pursuit ended in gunfire on the 101 Freeway, with police shooting and killing the suspect who was fleeing while pointing something at officers.

2 USC students from China shot to death in West Adams area

L.A. Police continue to search for the person who shot and killed two USC students early Wednesday while they sat in a car in the West Adams neighborhood.

Kristen Stewart LA art show curator celebrates KStew, genuinely

Curator Julia Vickerman says her Kristen Stewart show comes from a genuine love and fascination with the "Twilight" star.

Schwarzenegger talks 'Triplets' in secret 2011 interview

Never heard of the movie it's a sequel to, "Twins"? Well, that might mean you're 24 years old or under, because it came out 24 years ago in December 1988.

6 of 7 victims in Christian college shooting identified

Six students and one employee died when a gunman opened fire at Christian-based Oikos University in Oakland, Calif. Authorities identified six of the seven victims Tuesday.