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

VIDEO: The top 10 most watched ads of 2012 on YouTube

People don’t watch ads on TV anymore, but a hell of a lot of them watched creative ads on YouTube — the most watched ad of the year netted almost 21 million views.

PHOTOS: Cal State Fullerton locked down as police search campus

Cal State Fullerton has been locked down while police search the campus for suspects in an armed robbery at a Riverside County jewelry store.

Gov. Brown getting radiation treatment for prostate cancer

California Gov. Jerry Brown is being treated with radiation for early stage prostate cancer, his office announced Wednesday.

LIVE VIDEO: 12.12.12: The Concert for Sandy Relief

It’s 12/12/12, the last repeating date like that we’ll see this century and the day of a concert to benefit victims of “Superstorm Sandy," starting at 4:30 p.m. Pacific.

Comedian Maria Bamford's 10 best Reddit AMA answers

L.A. comedian Maria Bamford did a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) Monday. She answered about 40 questions, and here’s a look at some of her most interesting answers.

Documentary 'Sound City' looks at legendary Van Nuys studio

In the new documentary “Sound City,” Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl goes director on us to detail the rise and fall of Van Nuys recording studio Sound City.

Mike Judge returns to TV with 'Silicon Valley' on HBO

Mike Judge, creator of shows like “Beavis and Butt-Head” and “King of the Hill,” just signed a deal with HBO to return to TV once again with a dark comedy he cowrote.

VIDEO: Surveillance video captures hit-and-run of 7-year-old

Investigators released surveillance video Wednesday of a hit-and-run that injured a 7-year-old girl. Second-grader Evelyn Sanchez was hit by a speeding black SUV.

LA's Cinefamily theater seeks $144,000 to go digital (video)

Cinefamily, the eclectic L.A. art house/revival theater, is doing a Kickstarter to help them buy a digital projector and kick the rest of the experience up a notch.

VIDEO: Comedian Katt Williams goes from arrests to retirement

Katt Williams had planned to announce his retirement in L.A., but a Seattle reporter caught up to him and got him to spill the beans early: Williams is retiring.

40 things you never knew about the Batmobile (photo slideshow)

With the original 1966 Batmobile going up for auction, we spoke with the creators of the Batmobiles used in every Batman movie to get the secrets you never knew.

Former Oriole Doug DeCinces indicted in SoCal insider trading (PDF)

Doug DeCinces and three others have been indicted for insider trading prior to the takeover of a Southern California medical device company.

Andrew WK's trip as cultural ambassador to Bahrain canceled

Andrew W.K. made waves after the State Department named him a cultural ambassador to Bahrain, but they changed their minds. There’s a little less partying in the Middle East.

UPDATE: Clerical workers strike at Port of Los Angeles' Pier 400

At the Port of L.A.'s Pier 400, clerical workers went on strike to protest outsourcing. Operations are still shut down Wednesday morning at the busy terminal.

LA, get ready for a Wednesday morning lunar eclipse

A lunar eclipse is set to take place Wednesday morning, Nov. 28. It’s supposed to be easily visible to the naked eye, but clouds or morning fog could spoil views.