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

LAPD names Ernest L. Allen Sr. as officer killed in Friday collision

Allen was off-duty and driving his own vehicle when he was hit by a cement truck while driving on Loma Lista Drive, according to the Department.

'The Fifth Beatle': Bringing the Beatles' manager's story to life

"The Fifth Beatle" is a lush graphic novel about Brian Epstein, who discovered the Beatles in a Liverpool basement. We talked to the writer about what Epstein's story means to him.

Census report: Commuters biking to work up 60 percent

In Los Angeles, the percentage who bike to work rose from 0.6 in 2000 to 1 percent in the more recent polling data.

Dustin Lance Black re-accepts PCC invitation after being uninvited

"Milk" screenwriter Black has accepted Pasadena City College's invitation to deliver this year's commencement address, after previously being uninvited and replaced.

LA filmmaker's 'Verbatim' makes an argument over a photocopier a hit

The short offers a comedic look at a real case where the witness chose to argue no, he didn't know what a "photocopying machine" was. The New York Times is making it a series.

Etiwanda Fire burns into second day; 53 percent containment

Authorities say the wildfire east of L.A. did not grow overnight and is 53 percent contained. They hope calmer winds will let firefighting helicopters take to the air.

Etiwanda Fire grows to 1K acres near Rancho Cucamonga, evacs lifted

Officials at the San Bernardino National Forest say mandatory evacuations have been lifted for residents near the burn area. The fire continues to spread.

NBA bans Clippers owner Donald Sterling, fines him $2.5M (updated)

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said that an NBA investigation confirmed that it was Clippers owner Donald Sterling's voice on two recordings featuring racist rants.

NBA commish on Clippers owner's alleged remarks: No sanctions yet

Adam Silver said that he was "not prepared yet to discuss any sanctions against Donald Sterling" but that the league would move quickly in its investigation.

FAQ: Lucasfilm bids farewell to the Star Wars Expanded Universe

Friday, Lucasfilm addressed fans' concerns about their Expanded Universe of books, comics and more. Bottom line: the Expanded Universe might not be so expanded anymore.

'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.