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

Teen charged with 2 felonies in Gardena High School shooting

Los Angeles County prosecutors have filed two felony charges against the teenaged suspect in this week’s shooting at Gardena High School. He’s scheduled to appear in court in Long Beach Friday for arraignment.

Gold Line extension 'scoping meetings' underway

You can scope out plans to run the Metro Gold Line from Pasadena to Montclair. Project managers will answer questions tonight in Glendora.

Judge tosses nearly all charges in Anna Nicole Smith case; Cooley plans appeal

Prosecutors say they’ll try to overturn an LA judge’s decision to wipe out nearly all the criminal charges in the Anna Nicole Smith case. The actress and model’s longtime companion and a psychiatrist were convicted last October of conspiring to keep her doped up on painkillers. Those convictions are gone now.

Second paramedic says Jackson doc denied giving singer medication

A second paramedic has testified that Michael Jackson’s doctor denied the entertainer was on medication – despite obvious evidence to the contrary. Los Angeles County prosecutors are laying out their case for involuntary manslaughter at the preliminary hearing for Dr. Conrad Murray.

Jackson doc collected bottles, vials from singer’s room

Los Angeles County prosecutors questioned another of Michael Jackson’s employees yesterday about the day the pop singer died.

Jackson's doctor failed to disclose use of powerful sedative, prosecutor says

Los Angeles County prosecutors began laying out their case today against Michael Jackson's personal physician.

A look back at Schwarzenegger's governorship

As Jerry Brown arrives in Sacramento, Arnold Schwarzenegger heads back to Los Angeles. Many have an opinion of the former movie star’s seven years as governor. Like his movie career, Schwarzenegger’s political achievements include hits and flops.

Governor Schwarzenegger revokes parole for OC dentist convicted of murder

Governor Schwarzenegger, in one of his last acts as California’s chief executive, has revoked the parole granted a Costa Mesa dentist who killed three patients.

Today marks 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death

Today marks 30 years since the death of John Lennon. For every Beatles fan, the pain of that day endures. KPCC's Nick Roman spoke with a musician, a professor and a rock music historian who've held onto something more positive.

Surprise! McCourts divorce mediation talks fail; judge declares impasse

The Los Angeles judge that handled mediation talks in the Frank and Jamie McCourt divorce has declared an impasse. That means the judge in charge of the divorce trial will have to decide who owns the L.A. Dodgers. The case always seemed to be headed that way.

Kresimir Coasic: The player who made basketball an international game

The Lakers play the Utah Jazz Friday night in Salt Lake City. You know the Lakers are led by Spaniard Pau Gasol – perhaps the greatest European basketball player ever. Utah is where U.S. fans cheered the first great player from Europe. He was born on this date 62 years ago.

Harris holds big lead over Cooley in undecided California attorney general race

Kamala Harris picked up more than 9,000 votes yesterday in the still-undecided race for California attorney general. The San Francisco district attorney now leads L.A. County’s DA, Steve Cooley, by nearly 52,000 votes.

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.