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

Teachers' union accuses LAUSD of mishandling Miramonte scandal

UTLA's president said he'd been told LAUSD's decision to transfer the entire Miramonte staff was permanent. LAUSD Superintendent Deasy fiercely rebuffed the allegation on KPCC.

Against pledge, Trutanich announces run for county DA

Carmen Trutanich announced he's running for L.A. County DA, going against a pledge he made to seek a second term as city attorney rather than run for higher office.

Sheriff's Dept. says allegation in KTLA story on Miramonte 'is not true'

A local TV report that another teacher had helped sexual abuse suspect Mark Berndt commit lewd acts on students is false, according to the L.A. Sheriff's Department.

Vin Scully wants to work forever and touring LA with Bill Burr

Also: Lana Del Rey hits L.A., the un-Grammys at KPCC and Zooey Deschanel, yes or no, plus more in today's pop culture roundup.

2 centers related to 1-800-GET-THIN to halt Lap-Band surgeries

Two surgery centers affiliated with 1-800-GET-THIN are halting Lap-Band surgeries, adding that allegations against them are "unfounded and without merit."

Bieber pranks fans and Catwoman pepper sprays Ozzy

Also: A look at some Super Bowl ad extras, why "The Voice" isn't as good as "American Idol and more in today's pop culture roundup.

12 tips for a safe Super Bowl Sunday

Southern California law enforcement join officers around the country looking for drunk drivers this Super Bowl Sunday and offer their tips for a safe day.

Roseanne runs for president and Drake gets sued

Plus: Comedian Joe Mande trolls politicians, L.A. gets its own podcast festival, Google tests a mystery entertainment device and more in today's pop culture roundup.

2 more deaths linked to suspect in OC homeless murders

An ex-Marine charged with killing four homeless men linked to the stabbing deaths of a woman and her son in Yorba Linda.

Pee-Wee Herman on Top Chef and Howard Stern hates Jay Leno

Also: American Idol hits Portland, Buzzfeed takes on Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, Facebook IPO makes graffiti artist rich and more in today's pop culture roundup.

Kevin Smith hosts live podcast in theaters, new TV special

Kevin Smith is hosting a live broadcast of the podcast he does with his friend/frequent co-star Jason Mewes, aka Jay, in theaters around the country.

Wall Street Journal's guide to LA and Letterman turns 30

Plus Occupy comes to Archie Comics, Watchmen gets a prequel, not everyone's excited about alcohol at Starbucks and more in today's pop culture roundup.

Regulators criticize SoCal Edison for windstorm failures

California state regulators issued a preliminary report Wednesday strongly criticizing SoCal Edison for the outages that left 434,000 customers without power.

Mike Kelley, LA artist, found dead in apparent suicide

Mike Kelley, a contemporary artist based in Los Angeles but internationally renowned, was found dead in his South Pasadena home Tuesday from an apparent suicide.

Stephen Colbert rakes in donations and Kristen Bell love

Plus: The LAPD announces DUI patrols for the Super Bowl, Adele prepares for her triumphant return and more in today's pop culture roundup.