Mike Roe Digital News Producer/Blogger
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
Two surgery centers affiliated with 1-800-GET-THIN are halting Lap-Band surgeries, adding that allegations against them are "unfounded and without merit."
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.
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.
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.
An ex-Marine charged with killing four homeless men linked to the stabbing deaths of a woman and her son in Yorba Linda.
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 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.
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.
California state regulators issued a preliminary report Wednesday strongly criticizing SoCal Edison for the outages that left 434,000 customers without power.
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.
Plus: The LAPD announces DUI patrols for the Super Bowl, Adele prepares for her triumphant return and more in today's pop culture roundup.
Workers at Kaiser Permanente facilities across California will strike for 24 hours beginning Tuesday at 6 a.m. Union leaders say it’ll be their biggest walkout.
Plus: The Ferris Bueller sequel video is out early, the LAPD has some pretty fancy facial recognition software and more in today's pop culture roundup.
Also: Vera Wang talks Los Angeles, celebrating the Year of the Dragon geek style and Martin Luther King Day: The Movie in today's pop culture roundup.
Also: Ferris Bueller is back, the RZA is visiting a Santa Monica Apple store, a new beer is targeting women and more in today's pop culture roundup.