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

A look back at Schwarzenegger's governorship

As Jerry Brown arrives in Sacramento, Arnold Schwarzenegger heads back to Los Angeles. Many have an opinion of the former movie star’s seven years as governor. Like his movie career, Schwarzenegger’s political achievements include hits and flops.

Governor Schwarzenegger revokes parole for OC dentist convicted of murder

Governor Schwarzenegger, in one of his last acts as California’s chief executive, has revoked the parole granted a Costa Mesa dentist who killed three patients.

Today marks 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death

Today marks 30 years since the death of John Lennon. For every Beatles fan, the pain of that day endures. KPCC's Nick Roman spoke with a musician, a professor and a rock music historian who've held onto something more positive.

Surprise! McCourts divorce mediation talks fail; judge declares impasse

The Los Angeles judge that handled mediation talks in the Frank and Jamie McCourt divorce has declared an impasse. That means the judge in charge of the divorce trial will have to decide who owns the L.A. Dodgers. The case always seemed to be headed that way.

Kresimir Coasic: The player who made basketball an international game

The Lakers play the Utah Jazz Friday night in Salt Lake City. You know the Lakers are led by Spaniard Pau Gasol – perhaps the greatest European basketball player ever. Utah is where U.S. fans cheered the first great player from Europe. He was born on this date 62 years ago.

Harris holds big lead over Cooley in undecided California attorney general race

Kamala Harris picked up more than 9,000 votes yesterday in the still-undecided race for California attorney general. The San Francisco district attorney now leads L.A. County’s DA, Steve Cooley, by nearly 52,000 votes.

Mystery solved: 'Mystery missile' just a jet

The Pentagon struggled for days to come up with an answer. That left it up to a Santa Monica computer programmer with an interest in the weather to explain the “mystery missile” up in the sky on Monday night.

Task force report: Los Angeles can end homelessness in five years

Nearly 50,000 people are homeless in Los Angeles County – a population that’s about the same size as Azusa. A new report by a task force commissioned by the United Way and the L.A. Chamber of Commerce says we can cut the number of homeless by 70 percent or more in only five years.

Arraignment postponed for two charged in Halloween shooting

A Los Angeles judge Monday postponed the arraignment of two men charged in the fatal Halloween shooting of a five-year-old boy in his trick-or-treat costume. They’ll now be in court on Nov. 19 to enter pleas on murder charges. The suspects remain in custody on $4 million bail.

Anna Nicole Smith painkiller trial results in 2 convictions, 1 acquittal

After 13 days, an L.A. jury has handed down a split decision in the trial of two doctors and Anna Nicole Smith’s longtime companion. Prosecutors accused them of getting phony painkiller prescriptions for the model and reality TV star.

Minnesota businessman Bob Short links Lakers, Rangers

The Lakers began a new season last night; they’re after their 17th NBA championship. The Texas Rangers begin the World Series tonight; they’re after their first championship. A Minnesota businessman links the Lakers and the Rangers.

Lakers' toughest opponent this season: Time

The NBA champion Lakers opened the new season last night at Staples Center against the Houston Rockets. Coach Phil Jackson’s team is going for its third straight title. The Miami Heat with superstar LeBron James stands in the way. But the Lakers’ toughest opponent isn’t a team; it’s time.

Still no verdict in Anna Nicole Smith prescription painkiller trial

There’s still no verdict in the Los Angeles trial over the way the late actress and model Anna Nicole Smith got prescription painkillers. Two doctors and Smith’s longtime companion face a string of felony charges. The jury has been at it for 10 days.

Ice crystals found on Moon

The Moon is a dry and dusty place – but scientists knew they’d find at least some water when they slammed a rocket into a crater at one of the lunar poles last year. They found it, all right - 41 gallons.

LA County hires San Francisco health director

Los Angeles County has been trying to lure San Francisco’s health director south for two years. He’s finally on his way.