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

Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak on life support

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak was being kept alive by life support after he was rushed from prison to a military hospital in a rapidly worsening condition, officials said.

Arsenio Hall returning to syndicated TV

American Idol's Randy Jackson may have led the use of the word "dog" in the years since Arsenio Hall's late night talk was canceled, but Arsenio is coming back.

Remembering Goodfellas' Henry Hill

I'd never seen "Goodfellas." But I was one of the hundreds who had the chance to hear him speak at a screening of the film.

President Obama interrupted during immigration speech

The president was interrupted twice by a reporter from the conservative "Daily Caller" during a press conference outlining the administration's new immigration policy.

Grand Theft Auto 5: The elephant absent from the E3 room

The creators of the wildly popular (and morally ambivalent) Grand Theft Auto games decided to forgo the big stage of the E3 convention, but here's what we know.

Dodger Stadium beating suspects ordered to stand trial

Both suspects in the Bryan Stow case have been ordered to stand trial for assault and battery in the beating of San Francisco Giants fan Stow at Dodger Stadium.

Pasadena City College leaders investigated for bribery

L.A. County District Attorney's Office investigators searched the office and homes Thursday morning of two high-ranking administrators at Pasadena City College.

American Idol hopefuls audition at Dodger Stadium

American Idol auditions are back in Los Angeles, and this time they're taking place at Dodger Stadium. It's this year's first set of auditions.

LA Kings tickets for Game 4 go for thousands of dollars

L.A. Kings fans gathered Wednesday afternoon outside Staples Center, with some still looking to pick up last minute tickets for what could be the championship game.

Vernon officials see their large retirement packages cut

Former Vernon city administrators are getting their retirement benefits slashed. Officials call it the largest public pension reduction in state history.

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.