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

Charles Manson, 3 female accomplices sentenced for grisly crime 40 years ago today

Forty years ago today, a jury in Los Angeles handed down death sentences to four of the most infamous killers in California history: Charles Manson and his three female accomplices. But the sentences the jury delivered were not the sentences they’ve served.

BlueBeat beats a hasty retreat after selling Beatles music online without permission

A Santa Cruz website that tried to sell Beatles “simulations” online has agreed to pay nearly a million dollars to settle a copyright lawsuit. The settlement came a day before the suit was to go to trial.

Marines in Afghanistan get leaner, meaner, greener with solar-powered gear

The Marines from Camp Pendleton and across the country got word from their commanders Monday that they’ll soon work leaner, meaner and greener. Marines in Afghan combat zones will get solar-powered gear next year.

Former ICE prosecutor Kallas gets 212-month sentence in bribery case

A former immigration prosecutor will spend nearly 20 years in prison for taking bribes from illegal immigrants who wanted to remain in the U.S. An L.A. federal judge handed down the sentence in a closed hearing.

Rain arrives soon in Southern California, possibly bringing trace radiation from Japan

Winter in Southern California will end this weekend with one last rainstorm. The weather that’s swirling our way could be speckled with traces of radiation from Japan.

UCLA, USC, San Diego St., UC Santa Barbara make NCAA basketball tournament

Four Southern California teams have earned spots in the NCAA have dates in the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament this week.

UCLA’s first hand transplant surgery goes well

Doctors are providing details about a hand transplant surgery at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center during the weekend. The operation was the 13th performed in the United States – but the first on the West Coast.

Life without parole for ex-Asian Boyz member convicted in killing spree

Jurors in Los Angeles have recommended life without parole for a former gang member. He was convicted for his part in eight murders during a gang war more than 15 years ago.

Judge in Jackson doctor trial orders both sides to share evidence... now

The judge in the trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor is angry with prosecutors and defense attorneys. The judge is “extremely distressed” the two sides haven’t handed over important evidence to each other.

Dodger Hall of Famer Duke Snider dead at 84

Former Dodger star Duke Snider died Sunday at a convalescent home in Escondido. He was 84. The “Duke of Flatbush” was a baseball superstar for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1950s – the equal of Mays and Mantle. Duke sparkled less in L.A. – but he had his moments.

Science satellite 'Glory' launch delayed again – maybe until mid-March

Shuttle Discovery is on its way to the International Space Station. The world's most traveled spaceship thundered into orbit for the 39th and final time yesterday afternoon. After this, only two shuttle missions remain, first by Atlantis and then Endeavour. NASA had planned another important space mission for this week. A rocket carrying the Glory earth science satellite was supposed to lift off from Vandenberg Air Force Base – but it’s still on the ground.

LA County to close roads in Station Fire burn area before storm hits

That big winter storm heading toward Southern California will be here by Friday night. Before it arrives, L.A. County plans to close the roads that wind through the Angeles National Forest.

DA offers plea deals to six of the 'Bell 8'

Prosecutors on Monday began presenting evidence in the preliminary hearing for eight current and former Bell city officials. The “Bell Eight” are charged with looting $5.5 million in city money. KPCC’s Nick Roman says the big news is word of a possible plea deal.

Trial for Jackson’s doctor to start March 24, TV cameras likely

A Los Angeles judge has moved up the trial for pop singer Michael Jackson’s personal physician.

Preliminary hearing for 'Bell Eight' public officials begins

Today marks the start of the preliminary hearing for the “Bell Eight” – the eight former Bell city officials accused of looting the city treasury.