Nick Roman

Host, All Things Considered

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Nick Roman is KPCC's host of All Things Considered.

Roman has been a fixture in Southern California radio news for more than 30 years. From 1984-2004, he was the voice of news at KLON/KKJZ in Long Beach, serving as a producer, anchor, and news director. Along the way he helped create CALNET, a daily statewide news program, where he was a producer, news editor and host.

He's proud to have trained such accomplished journalists as Kitty Felde and Frank Stoltze. Roman has also worked for the past 25 years teaching broadcast journalism to students at Cal State Long Beach and Cal State Fullerton. His love of sports has led him to file numerous stories for NPR's "Only A Game."

Stories by Nick Roman

Trump administration escalates California immigration feud

The U.S. attorney general told law enforcement officers Wednesday that the Justice Department sued California because state laws are preventing federal immigration agents from doing their jobs. Gov. Jerry Brown called him a liar.

LA billionaire in talks to buy Los Angeles Times

Patrick Soon-Shiong — an L.A.-based billionaire, physician and major Tronc shareholder — is in advanced talks to purchase the L.A. Times, according to NPR's David Folkenflik.

House Intelligence Committee votes to release Democrats' countermemo

The panel voted without opposition to release Democrats' secret rebuttal to the secret Republican memo unveiled on Friday. The document now goes to the White House, where President Trump must decide whether it should become public.

How home schooling works in California

The two Riverside County parents accused of abusing their 13 children, ages 2 to 29, were also home schooling them. Here's how home schooling is — or isn't — regulated here.

Meet the only woman who's worked 60 years at NASA

This month Finley completes her 60th year at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, making her the longest serving woman at NASA.

Teacher explains how he helped students through the LA Riots

Fernando Pullum was a high school music teacher in 1992. Today, he runs a community arts center with a mission to give kids hope — and music lessons.

Adhama the hippo gets ready to move from the LA Zoo to Dallas

The two-ton Adhama will be transported to a newly built enclosure at the Dallas Zoo, where officials hope to make him a successful breeding partner.

USGS updates forecast of when a major quake might strike LA

The U.S. Geological Survey has released a new study that says Los Angeles could be overdue for a major earthquake from the San Andreas Fault that would last for several minutes.

Celestial love: Star swipes right on 'eccentric' planet

NASA has discovered a "tumultuous romance" between a star and its planet. It measured gravitational palpitations each time the planet neared the star during its orbit.

As wildfire grows, some residents evacuate, others wait

Firefighters continued to knock on doors, urging residents to leave. Some have heeded that call. Others are waiting it out, praying the wind is in their favor.

Witness: 'Just mad chaos' in Nice after Bastille Day attack

People fled into the streets after a truck drove into a crowd celebrating the holiday on the city's promenade Thursday evening.

LA County still has 3 of California's most polluted beaches

Water quality at Southern California Beaches is improving, according to Heal The Bay, with drought helping the water stay clean. Still, SoCal had four of the worst 10 beaches.

Yarnell Hill Fire: The lone surviving firefighter shares his story

Nineteen firefighters died three years ago in a fire that burned 8,000 acres. The lone survivor, Brendan McDonough, told KPCC his story.

SoCal's top earthquake expert Lucy Jones is saying goodbye

In Southern California, Jones has been both a pop culture ambassador for earthquake science and a calm voice of reason in a place where talk of the "Big One" is never far off.

UC Irvine's 50 years features decades of drama

Robert Cohen is the founding chair of the university's vaunted drama department, and he shared memories of his five decades at UC Irvine with KPCC.