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

VIdeo: 'Gangnam' star Psy asks El Monte to rehire lifeguards

K-pop star Psy, creator of the viral video hit "Gangnam Style," said in a video that the mayor of El Monte should bring back the lifeguards who were fired for shooting a spoof video of the song.

Mad Magazine celebrates 60 years of questioning authority

Before there was the latest funny Twitter account, there was Mad Magazine. It made a name for itself playing class clown, and it's still kicking 60 years later.

Who are the Coptic Christians and what do they believe?

The California man suspected of making “Innocence of Muslims,” a film denigrating Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, is a Coptic Christian. What do Coptic Christian actually believe?

POLL: Robin Hood robbery: Would you return the money?

Bank robbers threw money from their windows in a chase that ended in South L.A., which some local residents grabbed. The problem? Keeping it's illegal.

VIDEO: 'Occupy Monsanto' anti-genetic foods protesters arrested

Nine anti-genetic foods activists have been arrested for blocking the gates to a large Southern California seed plant.

Bank robbers throw money from car during high-speed chase

A wild pursuit of bank robbers across Southern California came to an end with the capture of two men who had hurled cash out the windows during the chase.

POLL: Support illegal immigrants using library cards as IDs?

The L.A. City Council voted to consider a proposal to give library cards to those who can't get driver's licenses due to being in the U.S. illegally. Do you support it?

VIDEO: Jerry 'The King' Lawler suffers heart attack on live TV

Pro wrestler and wrestling announcer Jerry "The King" Lawler suffered a heart attack during the live WWE Raw broadcast Monday night. He appeared in L.A. just last month.

SNL is counting on Chicago, three new performers added

To take the place of departing funny people Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Abby Elliott, Saturday Night Live will be adding three Chicago-types to roll call.

'Dancing With The Stars' dancer killed in fiery crash

An apparent drunk driving accident at a Studio City pizzeria killed three, including a young man who appeared on "Dancing With The Stars" as a "Champion Kid" in 2007.

POLL: Do you support an updated assault weapons bill?

In the wake of recent mass shootings, Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced Wednesday plans to bring back an updated bill to ban assault weapons.

East LA bank manager kidnapped, device strapped to her (updated)

The bomb squad responded to an East Los Angeles Bank of America Wednesday, believed to be linked to a kidnapping investigation.

'Book of Mormon' opens for LA musical faithful (video)

"The Book of Mormon," the hit Broadway musical by "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, opens Wednesday night in L.A.

Villaraigosa photobombs DNC: Says he'll fly back home if needed

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa is in Charlotte all week, chairing and speaking at the DNC. But what happens if a wildfire takes a turn for the worse or another local crisis erupts?

DNC moves Obama speech inside due to rain

The DNC is moving President Obama's speech from an outdoor football stadium inside to the much smaller basketball arena — which could leave many out in the cold.