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

Teacher explains how he helped students through the LA Riots

Fernando Pullum was a high school music teacher in 1992. Today, he runs a community arts center with a mission to give kids hope — and music lessons.

Adhama the hippo gets ready to move from the LA Zoo to Dallas

The two-ton Adhama will be transported to a newly built enclosure at the Dallas Zoo, where officials hope to make him a successful breeding partner.

USGS updates forecast of when a major quake might strike LA

The U.S. Geological Survey has released a new study that says Los Angeles could be overdue for a major earthquake from the San Andreas Fault that would last for several minutes.

Celestial love: Star swipes right on 'eccentric' planet

NASA has discovered a "tumultuous romance" between a star and its planet. It measured gravitational palpitations each time the planet neared the star during its orbit.

As wildfire grows, some residents evacuate, others wait

Firefighters continued to knock on doors, urging residents to leave. Some have heeded that call. Others are waiting it out, praying the wind is in their favor.

Witness: 'Just mad chaos' in Nice after Bastille Day attack

People fled into the streets after a truck drove into a crowd celebrating the holiday on the city's promenade Thursday evening.

LA County still has 3 of California's most polluted beaches

Water quality at Southern California Beaches is improving, according to Heal The Bay, with drought helping the water stay clean. Still, SoCal had four of the worst 10 beaches.

Yarnell Hill Fire: The lone surviving firefighter shares his story

Nineteen firefighters died three years ago in a fire that burned 8,000 acres. The lone survivor, Brendan McDonough, told KPCC his story.

SoCal's top earthquake expert Lucy Jones is saying goodbye

In Southern California, Jones has been both a pop culture ambassador for earthquake science and a calm voice of reason in a place where talk of the "Big One" is never far off.

UC Irvine's 50 years features decades of drama

Robert Cohen is the founding chair of the university's vaunted drama department, and he shared memories of his five decades at UC Irvine with KPCC.

Temecula artist crafts a rosary for Pope Francis on his US visit

Pope Francis performs a mass of canonization for Junipero Serra on Wednesday, and he'll be presented with a one-of-a-kind rosary designed and handcrafted by a Temecula artist.

Spanish voice of the Dodgers Jaime Jarrin reflects on 57 years

Jarrin has been the Spanish voice of the LA Dodgers since he was 21, back when Spanish-speaking sports broadcasters were rare. He plans to continue for at least three more years.

Community meeting to address LA's violent summer

The South Los Angeles church will become a unifying point for leaders from local government, faith communities and law enforcement to discuss what has been a deadly summer for the city.

Most Californians may have to pay $10 more per month for electricity

If you get your power from Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas and Electric or Pacific Gas and Electric, get ready to fork over more money to cover your electricity bills.

San Bernardino to vote on privatizing firefighting and EMT services

The city council met earlier this week to vote on a plan that would contract outside sources for its firefighting and emergency medical services, including a private company.