Mike Roe Digital News Producer/Blogger

Mike Roe
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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

Tour bus crash in San Diego County injures 8

For the third time in less than a month, a tour bus heading to a Southern California casino has crashed.

Emmys 2013 Poll: Vote for your favorites in 11 categories

Which shows make you catch your breath or laugh until various body parts hurt? Share who you'd like to win in 11 of the Emmys' major categories.

5 years later: A timeline of key events in the Great Recession

This week marks the collapse of the once-mighty Lehman Brothers, a landmark moment that marked the start of the Great Recession. Take a look back at some of the moments that affected the world and hit home right here in Southern California.

Patrick Stewart follows up viral video with marriage

Sir Patrick Stewart, he of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “X-Men” fame, announced on Twitter that he had decided to "make it so," marrying fiancee Sunny Ozell.

Iconic Volkswagen bus being retired thanks to new safety laws

The Volkswagen Transporter 2, better known as the VW bus — that iconic vehicle of hippie culture and the Venice Beach lifestyle — is officially being retired.

VIDEO: The Pixies play surprise show ahead of 4 more LA nights

Legendary alt-rock band the Pixies played a surprise show with a new line-up Friday night at the Echo, ahead of a world tour.

VIDEO: Answering Ylvis's 'The Fox': What DOES a fox sound like?

The new song “The Fox” by Ylvis has quickly become a viral sensation. But wait, what noise DOES a fox actually make? And which foxes are in Southern California?

PETA wants LA Unified kids to do virtual dissections on iPads

Now that LAUSD is buying iPads for students, animal rights group PETA is offering the district a free app to simulate dissections instead of dissecting real animals.

Woman suing LAPD after fall from moving patrol car

A woman says officers arrested her on suspicion of public intoxication but didn't secure her with a seat belt. She sustained critical injuries when she fell out. Read the lawsuit here.

Man sought in 210 Freeway death case turns himself in

A man suspected of driving a car that a woman jumped or was pushed from before she was struck and killed on the 210 Freeway in Sylmar has turned himself in to police.

VIDEO: Dave Chappelle walks off stage 2 weeks before SoCal show

Comedian Dave Chappelle walked off stage at a show in Connecticut after a few jokes, thanks to a rowdy crowd, just two weeks before he’s scheduled to appear in Irvine.

Rim Fire: California launches drone to help fight 192,466-acre wildfire

Firefighters battling the Rim Fire burning into Yosemite have added a California National Guard Predator drone to their arsenal as the fire continues to grow.

Rim Fire: Yosemite wildfire now 7th largest in Calif. history (map, photos)

Crews made some progress overnight on the aggressive wildfire burning in parts of Yosemite National Park, but the fire grew to 179,481 acres.

Charter crash: 52 injured as bus overturns on 210 (PHOTOS, MAP)

A charter bus headed to a casino overturned on the 210 Freeway, sending 52 to local hospitals and temporarily closing the freeway. The bus driver allegedly made an unsafe lane change.

Rim Fire: Wildfire near Yosemite explodes overnight to 53,866 acres (photos)

A wildfire outside Yosemite National Park has more than tripled in size and still threatens about 2,500 homes, hotels and camp buildings.