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

Comic-Con teams with Lionsgate to launch new streaming service

They're building on the event that delivers a crowd of 130,000 to San Diego every summer — and the target audience that turns movies like "The Avengers" into huge hits.

Fox's 'Last Man On Earth' survives for a second season

Fox apocalypse sitcom "The Last Man On Earth" has been renewed for another season. It's arguable whether this is despite or because of the show's offbeat, dark premise.

'Strangers' wins the 2015 KPCC Public Radio Bracket Madness!

This year's winner is a little... stranger. (Hint hint!) The third annual KPCC Public Radio Bracket Madness is in the books, and this year's winner is "Strangers"!

WonderCon wrap-up: Convention moving to LA as female fandom grows

This year's WonderCon featured more female fans and previews of 'San Andreas' and 'Last Man on Earth.' Looking ahead, the pop culture convention moves to LA.

WonderCon Anaheim 2015: 7 things you absolutely shouldn't miss

For all the sad comic book and pop culture fans who weren't able to get tickets to San Diego Comic-Con, we've got good news: WonderCon. Here's what you need to know.

WWE looks to springboard from Wrestlemania 31 into new audiences

The promoters of male soap opera face a time of transition as they try to reach out to female fans and to hardcore fans, looking to take WWE to another level.

Gov. Brown announces mandatory statewide California water reductions

Brown issued an executive order to put in place California's first-ever mandatory statewide water reductions. He made the announcement as the state's snowpack hit a record low.

Public Radio Bracket Madness 2015: The Finals — Strangers vs. Radiolab

In a stunning upset, Strangers took out Bracket Madness year 1 winner This American Life. Now they face year 2 winner Radiolab. Vote now and read the story thus far!

KPCC's Public Radio Bracket Madness 2015: Round 4 — Who makes the finals?

We're down to the final four. Here's what went down (who won in the battle between Serial and This American Life?!) and what's up next. Come vote!

Wrestlemania 31 weekend: Jim Ross continues an epic career of storytelling

Jim Ross is the most famous pro wrestling play-by play commentator of all time. He no longer commentates for WWE, but he's still telling stories in person and online.

'Ready Player One' was written using cheat codes — here's our 11 faves

"Ready Player One" was written using classic video game cheats to play parts of classic games and write them into the book. That got us thinking about our favorite cheats — here they are.

Longtime LA TV weatherman 'Dr. George' Fischbeck dies at 92

The enthusiastic Fischbeck (and his signature bowtie and glasses) worked for KABC for almost 20 years, according to the station, before retiring.

'The X-Files' is back: Here are 5 times it predicted the future

"The X-Files" is coming back as a six-episode limited series on Fox with the original stars, but in some ways it never left. Here's a look at what it saw first and what it inspired.

Public Radio Bracket Madness: Round 3 — Serial vs. This American Life!

Round 2 is in the books, and we're down to the top 8 in KPCC's Public Radio Bracket Madness! Go vote in Round 3 (including dream match This American Life vs. Serial)!

Drought quiz: Saving water may be trickier than you think

With California facing one of the worst droughts ever, we're all thinking about how to save water. But you may not be doing the right thing.