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

Body surfer killed in big OC surf

“The Wedge” – the spectacular but dangerous body-surfing spot in Newport Beach – claimed a life this afternoon.

Foreclosures down, but read the fine print

It looks like good news: foreclosures are down in California. But KPCC’s Nick Roman says you have to read the fine print.

Occidental Petroleum strikes giant oil field in Kern County

L.A.-based Occidental Petroleum says it’s discovered a huge field of oil and natural gas in Kern County. KPCC’s Nick Roman has the details.

Budget deal deals schools a budget blow

The budget deal the governor and state lawmakers hammered out spreads a lot of pain around California. KPCC's Nick Roman says the state’s public schools, from kindergarten to college, will feel their share.

Family to invite 17,500 fans to Michael Jackson memorial

Family, friends, and 17,500 fans will attend Tuesday morning’s memorial for pop singer Michael Jackson.

Oscar-winning actor Karl Malden dies at 97

Oscar-winning actor Karl Malden died Wednesday at his home in Brentwood. He was 97. KPCC’s Nick Roman says Malden sparkled as a leading man and a supporting character during a career that spanned almost 60 years.

No joke: State broke

The state’s paymaster in Sacramento says there’s still a chance he won’t have to hand out IOUs to pay California’s bills. But Controller John Chiang says the governor and state lawmakers would have to agree on a balanced budget today.

LACMA’s tight budget means fewer touring exhibitions in town

There will be a little less art over the next 12 months at the LA County Museum of Art. The museum on Wilshire Boulevard is starting its new fiscal year today with a $53 million budget. That’s $7 million less than last year.

New fiscal year, new taxes in LA County

July 1st marks the start of a new fiscal year – and in Los Angeles, you’ll get a fiscal reminder right away. KPCC’s Nick Roman says the the sales tax will go up a half-cent on the dollar.

State puts 19 school districts on 'negative' financial list

The number of California school districts in deep financial trouble is up to 19. That’s almost four times higher than just a couple of years ago. KPCC’s Nick Roman looks at details in the list from the California Department of Education.

California serves up new menu info law

Chain restaurants in California are offering a little something extra today. It's the kind of nutritional information you usually find on boxes and cans in the supermarket.

Bratton says LAPD is improved, wants consent decree lifted

A judge will decide next week whether to lift a federal monitor’s oversight of the Los Angeles Police Department. The consent decree that put the monitor in place came after the Rampart Scandal 10 years ago.

Brutal budget has LA schools chief pushing for parcel tax

A day after pushing through a budget with $132 million in cuts, the head of public schools in Los Angeles is out beating the drum for a tax increase.

Governor Schwarzenegger says budget disaster must lead to budget reform

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says the state’s budget crisis offers California a chance to fix its nagging budget problems – if state lawmakers are willing to do it.

Housing prices down, sales up

Prices are down – so sales are up. It works that way in just about every business – and real estate is no different. KPCC’s Nick Roman has the April housing sales numbers from the California Association of Realtors.