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

Anonymous @HiddenCash makes first LA cash drop (updated)

Someone's been dropping envelopes full of cash across San Francisco, and now the anonymous man is bringing it to Los Angeles as of Wednesday evening.

Isla Vista: UCSB student arrested with 7 guns, 1,000 rounds of ammo

A gunshot was fired through an apartment wall Tuesday afternoon, and a University of California, Santa Barbara student was arrested.

All-clear given at LAX following suspicious item evacuation

The ticketing area at Los Angeles International Airport's Terminal 1 was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after a report of a suspicious item in the terminal's screening area.

Isla Vista shootings: 7 dead in shootings near UC Santa Barbara

Sheriff Bill Brown identified the gunman who went on a shooting rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara as 22-year-old Elliot Rodger.

Isla Vista shootings: What we know about alleged shooter Elliot Rodger

Elliot Rodger, who allegedly shot and killed six in Isla Vista near the University of California, Santa Barbara, left a large digital footprint, including a 140-page manifesto.

Edgar Wright quits 'Ant-Man'; here's what it would have looked like

Fan-favorite director Edgar Wright has dropped out of directing Marvel superhero movie "Ant-Man," set for next year. Here's video and imagery of what could have been.

'The Pete Holmes Show' canceled; watch 16 of the show's best sketches

TBS has canceled Los Angeles-based "The Pete Holmes Show" after two seasons. Here's a look at the show's funniest, most viral bits.

Severe thunderstorm, flash flood warnings issued in LA County

The National Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm and flash flooding warnings for parts of central Los Angeles County, including Palmdale.

California woman found 10 years after kidnapping

A woman who was 15 when she disappeared 10 years ago from her California home has contacted police and says she was held against her will for years.

JDate rebrands with help from a Los Angeles comedy writer

Jewish dating service JDate has new billboards targeted at millennials, with copy drawn from social media — including from one L.A. comedy writer.

New 'Guardians of the Galaxy' teasers tease another teaser

The first "Guardians" trailer showcased Marvel's spacefaring heroes' goofy side. The new teasers put the laughs away and focus on the "epic" in space epic.

#CapForStrat: The Avengers give a real dying man his last wish

The Avengers are teaming up to fight a formidable foe: Cancer. At least, one man's cancer, through the power of Marvel actors' selfies.

Weather: High in Los Angeles hits triple digits Thursday

The high heat and dry weather continues for another day in Southern California on Thursday. There's a predicted high in Los Angeles near 101 degrees.

New fires burn in Carlsbad, Anaheim, elsewhere

High temperatures have spawned several fires Wednesday, including six in the San Diego area, one in Mission Hills and others in Long Beach, Deer Springs and elsewhere.

LAPD names Ernest L. Allen Sr. as officer killed in Friday collision

Allen was off-duty and driving his own vehicle when he was hit by a cement truck while driving on Loma Lista Drive, according to the Department.