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

People's Choice Awards: How would YOU have voted? (poll, video)

Everyone’s favorite awards that don’t bear much similarity to other awards are live from the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night.

Memorial for Huell Howser to be held at Griffith Observatory

Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge says that a memorial for public TV personality Huell Howser will be held Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Griffith Observatory.

DGA Awards say yes to Affleck's 'Argo,' no to Tarantino's 'Django'

The Directors Guild announced their 2012 nominations Tuesday — too bad, so sad for Quentin Tarantino, who many thought earned a nod with “Django Unchained."

Jerry Brown finishes prostate cancer treatment (video)

California Gov. Jerry Brown told reporters at a news conference Tuesday morning that he has completed his treatment for prostate cancer.

Disney World introduces MagicBand wristbands to make parks easier

Using the power of a wristband, Disney World visitors will soon have instant access to even more conveniences. The only price: Letting the Mouse know your every movement.

12 ways to celebrate New Year's Eve 2012 in Los Angeles

Ready to usher in 2013? If you’re sick of sitting around your home or hunting for a house party, here are some of the big New Year’s Eve happenings around LA.

LA Metro offers free rides for New Year's Eve revelers

L.A. Metro is offering free rides on their bus and rail systems on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Been drinking? Hop on a free subway ride.

Strong winds cause power outages for over 10,000 in greater LA

Several significant power outages have been caused Tuesday, Dec. 18 by strong winds. These include 2,700 without power in Monrovia and 7,800 in Torrance.

Police arrest pre-teen for police celebrity hoax calls

Police have arrested a pre-teen they say is responsible for making prank calls that reported violence at the homes of Justin Bieber and Ashton Kutcher, leading officers there.

'Rewind YouTube Style 2012' mashes up YouTube culture

YouTube produced a video mashing up the two big YouTube smash hit songs of the year with YouTube icons like Annoying Orange and Felicia Day.

Mega Man celebrates 25 years with free Street Fighter crossover

Happy birthday, little boy blue: It’s Mega Man’s birthday! To celebrate the video game star’s birth, Capcom is releasing a free game online — Street Fighter X Mega Man.

One Direction named MTV's 2012 Artist of the Year

The British superstars released two albums Stateside this year, “Up All Night” and “Take Me Home,” scoring hits including signature song, “What Makes You Beautiful.”

Connecticut School Shooting: LA speaks up about guns

SoCal is speaking up on gun-related issues following Friday's tragedy at a school in Connecticut. At least 27 people have died, the majority of them young children.

LA Sheriff's jailer arrested for allegedly assaulting inmates

Los Angeles County sheriff’s jailer Jermaine Jackson was arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly assaulting inmates and falsifying the subsequent police reports.

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.