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
The Station Fire has grown to over 140,000 acres. A U.S. Forest Service incident commander told KPCC's Steve Julian that he was worried about the areas above Pasadena, Arcadia, and Sierra Madre.
Be sure to check out fire updates from today's KPCC talk shows:
All Glendale schools will be closed again tomorrow. Glendale Unified officials hope to reopen schools on Thursday.
Incident commander Mike Dietrich with the U.S. Forest Service said the higher humidity and slightly lower temperatures helped fire crews get a handle on the Station Fire last night.
Community Meeting in Acton
After spokesperson Jerry Brown solicited volunteers on KPCC's Patt Morrison, the Wildlife Way Station was inundated by callers offering flatbed trucks to assist with animal evacuations.
The U.S. Secret Service released news that their L.A. field office's communications site at Mt. Disappointment was severely damaged, with equipment lost. Excerpt from their official statement: