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

'Stone Cold' Steve Austin speaks out in favor of gay marriage

"Stone Cold" Steve Austin made headlines Wednesday after an excerpt from a podcast he released last year endorsing gay marriage started making the rounds.

LA Metro machines temporarily unable to take credit/debit cards

Los Angeles's Metro system was unable to accept credit/debit cards at the TAP card machines Tuesday morning for almost six hours.

Instagram goes down, Twitter panics

Instagram went down Saturday morning, leaving some morning Internet users in the lurch for their Internet photograph sharing needs.

Top 10 reasons Colbert won't move 'The Late Show' to Los Angeles

Number 10: He doesn't want "Saturday Night Live" to make fun of him the next time they do "The Californians." Let us know your reasons Colbert probably isn't moving west.

Gold Line track shut down by sagging power line

The Pasadena Police Department warns of traffic delays and other issues until at least 6 p.m. Wednesday after a sagging power line blocked one of the tracks.

Radiolab wins KPCC's 2014 Public Radio bracket challenge

The battle was neck and neck between "Radiolab" and "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" for much of the week — Friday afternoon, "Radiolab" was trailing by mere votes.

KPCC Bracket Madness Finals: 'Wait Wait' vs. 'Radiolab'

It's all come down to public radio game show "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" facing off against the science meets editing wizardry of "Radiolab." Vote now!

Creator of '60s TV 'Batman' Lorenzo Semple Jr. dies

The man behind "Bif! Bam! Pow!" being the three words — well, sounds — most associated with superheroes has passed away.

Expensive special elections are often ignored by voters

Elections to fill vacancies cost California counties millions of dollars, and they often occur with low voter participation. A Senate leader has an alternative.

KPCC's 2014 Public Radio Bracket Madness Round 4! Vote here

We've reached the semifinals of KPCC's bracket madness tournament. The semifinalists: "Snap Judgment," "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me," "Radiolab" and "Fresh Air." Vote here.

Paul Walker death: Car going 80 mph or more when it crashed

The Porsche carrying "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was speeding at the time of the crash; mechanical problems were not a factor.

Warning: Don't click on this email or hackers could take control

Microsoft released an emergency security alert noting a vulnerability in Microsoft Word that would allow hackers to take over users' computers. Their way in: RTF files.

KPCC's 2014 Public Radio Bracket Madness Round 3! Vote here

It's time for Round 3 of KPCC's bracket madness. The winners of each of these matches win their conferences. Read about the match won by less than 100 votes and vote here!

Pharrell parody video gets 'Happy' over LA's broken sidewalks

The parody video conveniently arrives as the city considers a tax hike to repair some neighborhoods' cement obstacle courses. Even the mayor is tweeting the video.

Los Angeles County unemployment rate ticks down to 8.9 percent

Los Angeles County's unemployment rate ticked down from 9 percent in January to 8.9 percent in February, with a seasonally adjusted rate going from 8.9 to 8.7 percent.