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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 20 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 15 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

Mystery solved: 'Mystery missile' just a jet

The Pentagon struggled for days to come up with an answer. That left it up to a Santa Monica computer programmer with an interest in the weather to explain the “mystery missile” up in the sky on Monday night.

Task force report: Los Angeles can end homelessness in five years

Nearly 50,000 people are homeless in Los Angeles County – a population that’s about the same size as Azusa. A new report by a task force commissioned by the United Way and the L.A. Chamber of Commerce says we can cut the number of homeless by 70 percent or more in only five years.

Arraignment postponed for two charged in Halloween shooting

A Los Angeles judge Monday postponed the arraignment of two men charged in the fatal Halloween shooting of a five-year-old boy in his trick-or-treat costume. They’ll now be in court on Nov. 19 to enter pleas on murder charges. The suspects remain in custody on $4 million bail.

Anna Nicole Smith painkiller trial results in 2 convictions, 1 acquittal

After 13 days, an L.A. jury has handed down a split decision in the trial of two doctors and Anna Nicole Smith’s longtime companion. Prosecutors accused them of getting phony painkiller prescriptions for the model and reality TV star.

Minnesota businessman Bob Short links Lakers, Rangers

The Lakers began a new season last night; they’re after their 17th NBA championship. The Texas Rangers begin the World Series tonight; they’re after their first championship. A Minnesota businessman links the Lakers and the Rangers.

Lakers' toughest opponent this season: Time

The NBA champion Lakers opened the new season last night at Staples Center against the Houston Rockets. Coach Phil Jackson’s team is going for its third straight title. The Miami Heat with superstar LeBron James stands in the way. But the Lakers’ toughest opponent isn’t a team; it’s time.

Still no verdict in Anna Nicole Smith prescription painkiller trial

There’s still no verdict in the Los Angeles trial over the way the late actress and model Anna Nicole Smith got prescription painkillers. Two doctors and Smith’s longtime companion face a string of felony charges. The jury has been at it for 10 days.

Ice crystals found on Moon

The Moon is a dry and dusty place – but scientists knew they’d find at least some water when they slammed a rocket into a crater at one of the lunar poles last year. They found it, all right - 41 gallons.

LA County hires San Francisco health director

Los Angeles County has been trying to lure San Francisco’s health director south for two years. He’s finally on his way.

New research says curveball doesn't really curve

Here’s something the Cincinnati Reds could have used last week before the Phillies’ Roy Halladay threw a no-hitter at ‘em: new research says a curveball doesn’t really curve!

Gold medal that led to 1968 Olympics gloved fist protest for sale

The gold medal that led to the famous gloved fist protest at the 1968 Olympic Games is up for auction. Former San Jose State athlete Tommie Smith, who finished first in the 200-meter sprint, is selling the medal.

Report says Forest Service slow to respond to Station Fire due to cost concerns

A new report on last year’s Station Fire says the U.S. Forest Service was slow to react because it was worried about spending money. The report comes from the Agriculture Department – which oversees the Forest Service. Italso comes a day before a congressional hearing in Pasadena on the Station Fire battle plan.

Anna Nicole Smith prescription trial comes to a close

An L.A. jury will soon begin deliberations in the Anna Nicole Smith prescription drug trial. Two doctors and the model’s longtime companion are accused of writing phony prescriptions for her. Closing statements wrapped up yesterday.

The battle over the "SC" logo now has a winner

A 13-year battle over which university gets to use the “SC” logo on apparel and other merchandise is over. KPCC’s Nick Roman says you’ll find the winner at Figueroa Street and Exposition Boulevard.

Janis Joplin: 40 years after her death

A sad anniversary in rock music history has just passed: it’s been 40 years since singer Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose in a Hollywood hotel. KPCC’s Nick Roman says Joplin had stayed in Los Angeles to record what would be her greatest album – “Pearl.”