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 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

Statue of crucified Christ restored for Easter

Five months after it was smashed by a falling tree during the fierce San Gabriel Valley windstorm, the San Gabriel Mission’s historic crucifix was rededicated.

Is the music extremely loud and incredibly close?

Rock musicians have never been known for keeping the volume down. But hearing specialists are trying to change that a few dozen decibels at a time.

California 'realignment' law cuts prison overcrowding

The California prison system has removed the last temporary beds from the state's prisons, with an inmate population down by 17,000.

DNA evidence: Lazarus a 1 in 402 quadrillion match

DNA taken from the mouth of Stephanie Lazarus so closely fit saliva from a bite mark on her alleged victim that "no one else" could have produced the match.

Dodgers: A lot rides on an auction as the team shops for a new owner

The Dodgers are one of sports' most storied teams, but they're up for auction because owner Frank McCourt was forced to put the team under bankruptcy protection.

USC QB Matt Barkley turns down pros and stays in school

USC quarterback Matt Barkley says he wants to “finish what I’ve started,” so he’ll play football for the Trojans again next year. Barkley announced his decision at a televised news conference at USC’s Heritage Hall.

60 Freeway tanker fire: Detours in place around demolished Paramount Bridge

Caltrans crews plan to shut down most of the lanes on the eastbound 60 Freeway past Wilcox at 9 p.m. Thursday night. They have more demolition work to do on the fire-damaged Paramount Bridge. Even after the lanes reopen in the morning, driving near the bridge is a — but relief is on the way.

Calif. officers bought 7,600 banned assault weapons through legal exemption

An Associated Press investigation has found that police officers in California have bought 7,600 assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in the past 10 years that civilians can't buy – all legally. But it’s not clear if they bought those firearms to use on the job.

Gang member given 155-year sentence for slaying an innocent bystander at a football game

A Long Beach judge Monday sentenced a teen gang member to a more than a century and a half in prison for killing a girl at a high school football game.

Saving water good for environment and pocketbooks

Saving water is pretty important to Southern California’s environment - but it turns out that doing what it takes to save that water is pretty important to the economy, too.

Field Poll: Voters turn against California high-speed rail

Californians want a return ticket on their vote to OK selling billions of dollars in high-speed rail bonds, the latest Field Poll says.

Alleged shooter in Seal Beach salon spree arraigned

The man charged with killing his ex-wife and seven other people in a rampage at a Seal Beach salon was arraigned today in Orange County Superior Court. Scott Evans Dekraai, 42, entered a not guilty plea.

Beckham brings home championship in last game with LA Galaxy

Before a record Home Depot Center crowd on a rainy night, the L.A. Galaxy beat the Houston Dynamo, 1-0, to win the MLS title this season. The game marked the last game in L.A. for soccer star David Beckham.

Sunday LA storm floods Sepulveda Tunnel underneath LAX

The Sunday storm sent an inch-and-a-third of rain pouring down on the Sepulveda Pass. That sent a river of mud and water onto lanes of the 405 Freeway near Mulholland Drive, and into backyards near Ventura Boulevard. The biggest problem on a rainy Sunday was at LAX.

Clayton Kershaw's Cy Young

KPCC's managing editor Nick Roman is not the only Dodger fan elated at Clayton Kershaw's Cy Young award, but he might be the only one -- besides Jon Regardie -- who thinks it's okay for the team to move downtown.