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

Dodger Hall of Famer Duke Snider dead at 84

Former Dodger star Duke Snider died Sunday at a convalescent home in Escondido. He was 84. The “Duke of Flatbush” was a baseball superstar for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1950s – the equal of Mays and Mantle. Duke sparkled less in L.A. – but he had his moments.

Science satellite 'Glory' launch delayed again – maybe until mid-March

Shuttle Discovery is on its way to the International Space Station. The world's most traveled spaceship thundered into orbit for the 39th and final time yesterday afternoon. After this, only two shuttle missions remain, first by Atlantis and then Endeavour. NASA had planned another important space mission for this week. A rocket carrying the Glory earth science satellite was supposed to lift off from Vandenberg Air Force Base – but it’s still on the ground.

LA County to close roads in Station Fire burn area before storm hits

That big winter storm heading toward Southern California will be here by Friday night. Before it arrives, L.A. County plans to close the roads that wind through the Angeles National Forest.

DA offers plea deals to six of the 'Bell 8'

Prosecutors on Monday began presenting evidence in the preliminary hearing for eight current and former Bell city officials. The “Bell Eight” are charged with looting $5.5 million in city money. KPCC’s Nick Roman says the big news is word of a possible plea deal.

Trial for Jackson’s doctor to start March 24, TV cameras likely

A Los Angeles judge has moved up the trial for pop singer Michael Jackson’s personal physician.

Preliminary hearing for 'Bell Eight' public officials begins

Today marks the start of the preliminary hearing for the “Bell Eight” – the eight former Bell city officials accused of looting the city treasury.

UCLA Anderson says commercial real estate rebound coming

It’ll take a while to get here – but economists at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management say there’s a recovery ahead in the commercial real estate market.

California’s special districts submit salary data to state controller

Last October, the state controller's website posted salary data for city and county employees in California. Now it’s time for “special districts” to post their data on the controller’s website.

Jackson family lawsuit against concert promoter still on

The show did not go on – but a lawsuit over Michael Jackson’s concert tour will.

West Covina considers putting giant 'WC' on hillside

West Covina’s city council is considering an idea that could put the San Gabriel Valley town on the map – or at least mark its initials on a hillside.

UCLA health policy researchers weigh in against cuts to in-home care

The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research is taking aim at one of Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget cuts. Center officials are arguing against a big budget cut for in-home support services.

LA school cop arrested; shooting story apparently fake

School police officer Jeff Stenroos, shot last week near a high school campus in Woodland Hills, was arrested last night. The officer’s been charged with making up the story.

Baylor’s lawsuit against Clippers could clear big hurdle

It looks as if Elgin Baylor’s lawsuit against the National Basketball Association’s L.A. Clippers will clear a big hurdle.

Former USC football player hurt in weightlifting mishap sues school, coach

A former USC football player injured more than a year ago in a barbell mishap is suing the school. He blames the athletic department’s former conditioning coach for his injury.

Remembering a bad week for NASA - Challenger, Columbia, Apollo 1 anniversaries

The week ahead is the most depressing time of year for NASA. KPCC’s Nick Roman looks at the anniversaries of the catastrophes that killed 17 astronauts.