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

UC announces mandatory measles vaccination requirement

The University of California announced Friday that it will require new UC students to be vaccinated for measles, as well as a variety of other diseases, starting in 2017.

Staying a Backstreet Boys fan in 2015

The pop boom that made the Backstreet Boys superstars fizzled out, but they're still making music today. Here's what being a 2015 Backstreet Boys fan is all about.

Oscars 2015: Predicting the winners, tracking awards season

Who will take home the coveted Oscars for best picture, director, actor and actress and supporting actor and actress at the 2015 Academy Awards? Start here.

SAG Awards: Get a sneak peek at the likely Oscars acting winners

The Screen Actors Guild Awards aren't as high profile as the Academy Awards, but they serve as a strong predictor of who's going to take home a gold statue. Here's why.

Marvel teases reboot of their comics: What is Secret Wars?

Marvel Comics announced more details about "Secret Wars," a company-wide comic book crossover that they promise will change everything. Here's why it just might.

Maroon 5 called out for faking 'Sugar' wedding crashing

Maroon 5 has a new music video built around crashing as many weddings as they can in one day, but it appears some of those "crashed weddings" may have been staged.

'Lost in Space' robot designer Robert Kinoshita dies at 100

Robert Kinoshita, the Los Angeles native who designed the iconic robots from "Lost in Space" and "Forbidden Planet," has died. He was 100.

Sen. Barbara Boxer announces she won't run for re-election

California Sen. Barbara Boxer announced in a YouTube video that she isn't running for re-election to the Senate in 2016.

See NASA's travel posters for planets in other solar systems

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released a trio of faux travel posters for several "exoplanets" — planets outside our own solar system, orbiting different stars.

Late night hosts speak out about Paris attack on Charlie Hebdo

While some took a "the show must go on" approach, several late night hosts tried to grapple with the Paris attack and what it means for comedy.

'Serial' becomes a romantic comedy trailer

Los Angeles sketch comedians have taken the personal relationship of Sarah Koenig and Adnan Syed to another level with "Serial Dating," a fake rom-com trailer.

Coachella 2015 topped by AC/DC, Jack White and Drake

Coachella announced their 2015 lineup online Tuesday morning. This year's headliners are perhaps even a bit more eclectic than usual.

Marvel trolls fan with ant-sized 'Ant-Man' trailer

You're probably going to be hearing a lot about ants this year, as Marvel's promoting "Ant-Man." Their year-opening salvo: A not-quite-postage-stamp-sized teaser trailer.

Donna Douglas, aka 'Beverly Hillbillies'' Elly May Clampett, dies

Donna Douglas, who played "The Beverly Hillbillies'" Elly May Clampett and the woman under the bandages on the "Eye of the Beholder" episode of "The Twilight Zone," died New Year's Day.

Rose Parade 2015: First campers, decorators brave wind and cold

At least one group of float decorators had to call it quits early Tuesday night as high winds made it tough to work. Meanwhile, the first campers staked their claims for prime parade viewing.