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

McCourt gets $1.2 billion offer to sell the Dodgers

There’s been a lot of talk that somebody should buy out bankrupt Dodger owner Frank McCourt. Now there’s money behind that talk. A group of American and Chinese investors is offering more than a billion dollars for the Boys in Blue.

Cerritos remembers mid-air jetliner crash

The city of Cerritos today marked the 25th anniversary of a jetliner crash that killed 82 people.

OC student who hacked into computer, changed grades gets jail time

A former high school student who hacked into a school computer to change his grades got a final grade from an Orange County judge Friday.

Health care major issue as grocery workers begin strike vote

Thousands of union workers at Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons stores have begun two days of voting to authorize a strike against the grocery chains. It comes after six months of stalled contract talks.

Fullerton police face wrongful arrest lawsuit

Fullerton police are now facing new legal problems. A man who says he was wrongly arrested is suing the city police department in federal court.

Dodger lawyers challenge claims in Stow lawsuit

Attorneys for the L.A. Dodgers want to get rid of some claims in the lawsuit filed by the San Francisco Giants fan badly beaten after this year's Opening Day baseball game.

PG&E picks Michigan power chief to head company

Northern California power giant Pacific Gas and Electric has brought in outsider Anthony Early, a Michigan energy executive, to take over and fix the company's super-charged problems as its new president and CEO.

LA businessman becomes NBA’s first Hispanic team owner

The owner of one of L.A.’s biggest pizza chains made sports history Monday as moved one step closer to becoming the NBA’s first Hispanic team owner. Alex Meruelo is purchasing the Atlanta Hawks.

No opting out of controversial Secure Communities

The Obama administration has canceled agreements with states over a Homeland Security program that shares fingerprint data with immigration agents. Democratic governors had complained about the Secure Communities program, saying the data could be used to deport illegal immigrants who were fingerprinted for minor offenses.

Kids Say The Darndest Things: "What are flashbulbs?"

My college-age daughter Mary Claire is working toward a career in photography. She's been experimenting with old Nikon and Polaroid cameras. The other day, she bought a dozen flashbulbs on eBay.

Grocery chains, union dig in on health benefits

Union employees at local Ralphs, Vons, and Albertsons supermarkets have been working on an expired contract since March. They’ve voted to authorize a strike if their leaders decide it’s necessary — and they’ve staged rallies to demonstrate their resolve. But the grocery chains have dug in, too. The two sides remain far apart on the issue of health benefits.

San Bruno pipeline explosion: PG&E reveals major leak suffered 23 years ago

The natural gas pipeline that blew up in Northern California last September – killing eight people – suffered a major leak 23 years ago - but accident investigators looking into the recent blast didn’t know that until this week, when Pacific Gas and Electric told them. Regulators responded to the belated information.

California prison officials hold 1st 'medical parole' hearing for convicted rapist

California takes a small step toward reducing its inmate population and prison costs today. Prison officials will consider whether to grant “medical parole” to a paralyzed inmate.

Los Angeles jury convicts gold trader of hiring a hitman to kill his wife

A Los Angeles jury Thursday convicted a Ventura businessman for ordering his wife’s murder three years ago. The case revolves around divorce, greed and gold.

LA County supervisors to grab control of Probation, Children and Family Services

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has voted to take direct control of a pair of problem departments - Probation and Children and Family Services. The two departments might be L.A. County government’s biggest headaches.