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

'Justice League' webseries brings back iconic producer Bruce Timm

The man behind "Batman: The Animated Series" is providing a darker take on the Justice League in "Justice League: Gods and Monsters," coming to Machinima.

2014 Americana Music Awards with Loretta Lynn, Patty Griffin, more

The 2014 Americana Music Awards are Wednesday at 5 p.m. Pacific/8 p.m. Eastern. You can watch the full show live from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. here.

Heat wave: LA Zoo doles out special 'popsicles' to animals

Animals at the L.A. Zoo are getting their own cool treat: specially made popsicles, or at least what passes in the animal world for one. Also: Frozen blood.

Proposition 46: Voter support drops when they hear the details

Voters support Proposition 46 by wide margins — until they hear the details of the initiative, particularly the fiscal impact, according to a new USC/L.A. Times poll.

Proposed 'Six Californias' ballot measure fails to qualify for 2016

The proposed ballot measure to divide California into six different states has failed to qualify for the November 2016 ballot, not receiving enough valid signatures.

Stevie Wonder takes 'Songs in the Key of Life' on tour, but no LA date

Wonder is taking his classic double album on the road, but while the local music legend made the announcement in L.A., he has yet to announce an L.A. tour date.

Hazing involved in Cal State Northridge student's death

California State Northridge announced Friday that their investigation of a freshman's death determined hazing was involved. Read a redacted version of the report here.

Joan Rivers dead; comedian was 81

She was best known as a comedian, a television host and a red carpet critic. A longtime Manhattan resident, at the time of her death the 81-year-old Rivers lived in Malibu.

Dangerous venomous cobra loose in Thousand Oaks

The loose albino monocled cobra was last spotted near the 1300 block of Rancho Lane. The snake also bit a dog.

Caltech makes Feynman's physics lectures available for free

"The Feynman Lectures," delivered at Caltech, are now available to read for free online. You can also watch video of some of the material covered in those lectures.

Michael Jackson's 56th birthday: Listen to 56 great covers

It's late pop music legend Michael Jackson's 56th birthday, just over five years since he passed away. Listen to 56 great covers of the King of Pop and share your own.

Ezell Ford: LAPD releases names of officers involved in shooting

Civil rights activists criticized the department's decision to withhold the names of the officers for two weeks. Police say they were guarding against retaliation.

Jack Kirby: 6 things you might not know about the comics legend

He's the man who co-created classic Marvel Comics characters like Captain America and the Fantastic Four, but his decades-long career also involves Groot, the CIA and more.

Valley shootings: Los Angeles-area man is serial killer, authorities say

Hernandez has only been charged in one of the killings but Los Angeles County sheriff's Chief of Detectives Bill McSweeney says he is a serial killer.

Emmys 2014: Everything you need for your viewing party

The Emmys are airing on a Monday this year — Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. on NBC — but don't be discouraged by a weekday party. Here's everything you need to make yours a hit.