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

How movies like 'Batman v Superman' came together for casting directors

Two casting directors explain how they chose the stars for "Man of Steel," "Hairspray," "Wonder Woman," "Cloud Atlas," "Game Change" and more.

We saw 'Avengers: Age of Ultron': Here are 14 things to watch for

This is your rundown of what to watch out for and the background behind everything in the new movie. We're still saving the biggest reveals for you to discover in theaters.

CinemaCon: MPAA head Chris Dodd targets piracy

Speaking at an annual film industry convention, the CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America introduced a website where consumers can access content legally.

'Captain Marvel': 'Guardians of the Galaxy' co-writer back for more Marvel

The move shows Marvel Studios standing behind Nicole Perlman, who was embroiled in a dispute over credits for the "Guardians" script with director James Gunn.

Theater owner rep John Fithian says they want more diversity

The president of the National Association of Theatre Owners is presiding at a time when theater owners want more women, more minorities and more family films.

Tame Impala wants to hit you with a water bomb in the heart

Tame Impala, brainchild of Australian musician Kevin Parker, just played Coachella. Parker told the Frame how the band is moving from in-your-face to in-your-heart.

'Batman v Superman' trailer drops early, following blurry, pirated version

A low-res, subtitled version of the "Batman v Superman" trailer was leaked, so Warner Bros. responded by releasing its official teaser a few days early.

Comedian Kyle Kinane's mom is his biggest fan and that's not always a good thing

Kyle Kinane has had a wild life, which has served as grist for his widely acclaimed comedy. His new album is titled, "I Liked His Old Stuff Better."

Marvel 'Agent Carter' star Dominic Cooper heads to DC's 'Preacher'

Dominic Cooper has appeared in both the Marvel movies and on "Agent Carter" as Howard Stark, but now he's got a new role for the competition at DC.

Peabody Awards honor 9 TV shows, from 'Last Week Tonight' to 'Fargo'

The Peabodys are considered the Pulitzer Prize for broadcasters. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans was on this year's jury and he told The Frame about the selection process.

WikiLeaks releases searchable database of Sony leak

WikiLeaks has posted a searchable database of the Sony documents that were previously leaked in a hack the White House tied to North Korea over the movie "The Interview."

Star Wars Celebration: Watch the new 'The Force Awakens' trailer

The new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer is out, featuring members from the original cast and a smashed Darth Vader mask. Watch it here, along with more livestreaming from Star Wars Celebration.

Santa Monica Museum of Art is leaving Bergamot Station

The museum will relocate from its longtime home with hopes that it can return when the site is redeveloped as part of the Metro Expo Line extension.

Dennis Quaid 'freak out' was a hoax; Funny Or Die was behind it, not Kimmel

It's official: Dennis Quaid is a good enough actor to convince the Internet he was having a meltdown. Instead, it's a hoax setting up a more elaborate Funny Or Die video.

Audiobook acting: How they prepare, how a woman can be Edward from 'Twilight'

Most of the thousands of audiobooks recorded every year are read by literary character actors — you don't know their names, but you recognize their voices.