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
"Guardians of the Galaxy" stormed multiplexes with its Star Warsian vibe, but if you want to pick up some merch, there's less of it for the film's female lead Gamora.
Two cases of the mosquito-borne disease are the first reported in Los Angeles County this year.
Marilyn Jean Hartman was arrested Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport after being sentenced Wednesday to probation after stowing away on a plane on Monday.
An Amber Alert was activated Thursday for the kidnapping of two children in Los Angeles on Aug. 4 at 3 p.m., according to the alert.
A shipment of mounted animals headed to the Philippines was seized at the L.A./Long Beach port. The items seized included mounted wildebeest, zebra, baboon and more.
Mayor Eric Garcetti and other Los Angeles city officials gathered Tuesday to assert their solidarity with Israel following the recent Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
A water district official and a couple he's tied to have been charged with what the L.A. County DA's Office is calling "an elaborate embezzlement scheme."
The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak has surpassed 900 deaths across West Africa, but the risk of it spreading to the U.S. remains very low. Here's what you should know about the disease.
Morrison's new project, "The Multiversity," has been in the works for almost a decade and explores big idea metacommentary on the DC Comics universe and our own world.
One of the 12-year-old girls who allegedly stabbed a classmate to make Internet meme "Slender Man" happy has been ruled mentally incompetent and unable to stand trial.
Years of struggling with budgets and poor administration has left the system in a crisis. That's according to the Parks Forward Commision, which just released its findings.
A deal has been reached to keep the Kodak film company in business through the downturn in the use of film, and it's being financed by major Hollywood studios.
Estimates of how much water was lost in Tuesday's water main break had been revised from 8-10 million gallons to almost 20 million gallons Wednesday.
San Diego Comic-Con 2014, is in the books. Here are the key moments — and lack of key moments — that fans are talking about coming out of this year's convention.
KPCC pop culture bogger Mike Roe reports from Comic Con. He's one of 125,000 people who have descended on San Diego for the annual convention.