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

Judge keeps alive lawsuits over Mitrice Richardson’s death

A Los Angeles judge has whittled down lawsuits by the parents of a mentally ill woman whose body was found in Malibu Canyon last summer. The parents are suing the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department for releasing their daughter despite her erratic behavior.

Giants fan beaten at Dodger Stadium transferred to San Francisco hospital

Bryan Stow is closer to home in the Bay Area. The San Francisco Giants fan who was badly beaten at Dodger Stadium was flown yesterday to a hospital in San Francisco for more care. His recovery is in its eighth week.

1 judge will hear 2 Jackson lawsuits

One judge will handle both lawsuits filed by Michael Jackson’s parents over their son’s overdose death two years ago.

Trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor delayed until September

The trial of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson’s death has been delayed until September. The Los Angeles judge in charge decided neither side was ready to go.

Kings staying in Sacramento for next season

Basketball's Sacramento Kings will stay in their home city for at least another season.

Sirhan Sirhan says woman in polka dot dress got him to shoot Robert Kennedy

New legal papers lay out a bizarre new story about Sirhan Sirhan’s role in the assassination of Robert Kennedy. The documents are part of filing from the attorneys trying to win Sirhan’s release after more than 40 years in prison.

Former Bush partner in Texas Rangers Schieffer to oversee Dodgers

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has chosen the former president of the Texas Rangers to keep an eye on the daily business of the L.A. Dodgers. J. Thomas Schieffer is his name. Here's his resume.

Homeland Security's Napolitano tours center at San Pedro dealing with terrorism at seaports

Federal Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano was in San Pedro Monday to tour the nation’s first center that trains cops to deal with terrorism risks at seaports.

Last Southern California supermarket strike/lockout lasted months

Grocery store workers will vote next Wednesday whether to authorize a strike. They believe Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons are stalling negotiations. You may remember the last time we had a strike and lockout. It was October of 2003 – and it lasted more than four months.

Southern California housing market still flat

The Southland’s top real estate research firm says the Southern California housing market was “a little less dysfunctional” in March. That’s about as good as it gets in the latest report from La Jolla-based DataQuick.

NBA fines Kobe Bryant $100,000 for on-air slur

The Lakers beat the Sacramento Kings last night 116-108 in what may be the Kings’ final game in the state capitol. The Lakers now move into the playoffs and NBA owners will decide whether the Kings should move to Anaheim. Kobe Bryant scored 36 points last night on the heels of a $100,000 fine for a slur against a referee.

Delayed by quake and tsunami, baseball finally returns to Japan

The 2011 baseball season is just a few hours away. Not in the U.S. but in Japan, where last month’s giant earthquake and tsunami delayed Opening Day for three weeks.

Edgar Lacey: Basketball star who lost his shine in 1 night

A funeral for Edgar Lacey is scheduled today in Downey. The 66-year-old former UCLA basketball star died last week. Southland fans remember Lacey as a bright basketball star who lost much of his shine on one angry night.

Election results certified in Bell city election

Los Angeles County Supervisors have certified last month’s election results that put a brand new city council in place in Bell. That means the old one will be gone soon.

Assembly committee considers bill to reject medical insurance rate hikes

A Southern California lawmaker is trying to line up support in the state legislature for a bill to crack down on excessive rate hikes for medical insurance plans.