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

After death of schizophrenic homeless man, Fullerton recall sweeps out 3 from city council

Out are council members Don Bankhead, F. Richard Jones and Pat McKinley. Bankhead and McKinley had two years left on their terms.

Survey: China-U.S. don't like, but do need each other

A new study out of the Committee of 100 shows that while Chinese and North Americans each distrust the other, all recognize trade ties.

Grand jury transcripts won't be sealed in Seal Beach shooting

The judge in the Scott DeKraai salon shooting rampage trial said he plans to seal only a few pages of grand jury transcripts.

Digging out toxic trouble along the 710

Work crews hired by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began digging out underground storage tanks Thursday from a long-abandoned gasoline station in Compton.

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.