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 releases sketch of possible Joseph Gatto killing suspect

The L.A. Police Department released a sketch Tuesday of a suspect possibly associated with the killing of Joseph Gatto, father of California Assemblyman Mike Gatto.

UCLA football's Torian White arrested on suspicion of sex assault

"Torian has been suspended from the team indefinitely while the legal process and student discipline process run their course," football coach Jim Mora said in a statement.

JP Morgan Chase, government reach $13 billion settlement

JP Morgan Chase & Co. reached a record $13 billion settlement Tuesday with state and federal agencies, including almost $300 million for California.

Mark Lacter, LA business reporter and KPCC contributor, dies

Mark Lacter, KPCC contributor and the author of business blog LA Biz Observed, has passed away. He was 59. Lacter died after suffering a stroke Wednesday.

FXX cancels late night's ‘Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell’

Produced by Chris Rock, the show received strong ratings when it debuted on FX, but its success didn’t carry over to FXX. Watch clips from the show here.

Former Moreno Valley Councilman Co pleads not guilty to fraud

Co allegedly improperly collected money for in-home care for his mother from a state program. The charges led to his resignation in August.

Lawmakers remove Ron Calderon from committees (updated)

California's Senate Rules Committee acted amid a federal investigation. On Wednesday, a group of elected officials from Southeast L.A. will call for Calderon's resignation.

Alleged LAX gunman Paul Ciancia's condition upgraded to fair

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles announced Tuesday that its last patient from the Nov. 1 attack has been upgraded from critical to fair.

DC Comics joins efforts to turn Make-A-Wish kid into Batman

A 5-year-old fought leukemia, won, and now he wants to be Batman. The Make-A-Wish Foundation and DC Comics said "Hey, why not?"

Last 300 Blockbuster stores to close, including dozens in SoCal

No more "CLOSING — THIS LOCATION ONLY!" signs — the last 300 Blockbuster stores owned by corporate parent Dish Network are bowing to the Netflix empire and closing.

Make-A-Wish to make kid Batman, remake San Francisco as Gotham

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is granting a 5-year-old with leukemia's wish to become Batkid on Nov. 15, and they're doing it by giving him a full-sized adventure.

LAX Shooting: Suspected shooter Ciancia could face death penalty

The official complaint by the federal government against suspected shooter Paul Anthony Ciancia was filed Saturday in U.S. District Court in California. He could face the death penalty for killing TSA agent Gerardo Hernandez, pictured above.

LAX Shooting: Timeline of incident at Terminal 3

A suspect is in custody and multiple injuries reported after a gunman opened fire at a security checkpoint in Terminal 3 of Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning.

Tina Fey and Ellie Kemper team up for new NBC show

Two fan-favorite NBC comedies that met their demise this year are back — ish. "30 Rock" star Tina Fey is the co-creator of a new show starring Ellie Kemper from "The Office."

Update: Calderon targeted in Hollywood bribery sting; FBI seeks leaker

The federal affidavit alleges Calderon accepted almost $60,000 in bribes from an undercover FBI agent. The FBI, meanwhile, is investigating the leak of a document.