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

New findings show Moon's geologic past more complicated than previously thought

Humans have been to the Moon – but there’s still a lot we don’t know about it. Scientists studying data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter have released two papers in the journal “Science” that include intriguing new findings.

Opening arguments take place on day 1 of Adenhart trial

Jurors in Santa Ana yesterday heard opening statements in the trial of the man accused of killing Angel pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others in a car crash last year.

New API scores; some Southland schools improve

The new Academic Performance Index scores are out for hundreds of California schools. Those numbers indicate which schools are getting better.

California state controller won't issue IOUs this month

The state controller says, despite the budget battle in Sacramento, he won't have to issue IOUs yet.

2 asteroids spotted close to Earth

You just have to face facts; the universe is throwing stuff at the Earth all the time. One of these days, something’s gonna hit us - but not on Wednesday. In just a few hours, two small asteroids will buzz the planet.

McCourts' post-nuptial agreement focus on day 3 of bitter divorce trial

Frank McCourt has testified for a third day before the Los Angeles judge who’ll decide whether he’s the sole owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. It’s the key question in the divorce trial of Frank and Jamie McCourt. A post-nuptial agreement touched off the ownership dispute.

USC Trojans' miserable off-season over; football kicks off in Hawaii

The USC football team’s long and miserable off-season comes to a welcome end Thursday night. The Trojans play the University of Hawaii in Honolulu to open the 2010 college football season. Kickoff is 8 p.m.

McCourt divorce trial: Frank's turn at bat

Frank McCourt took the stand today in Los Angeles in the divorce trial that could decide who owns the Dodgers.

California’s Watergate-era political reform law to get a 21st century update

California’s political watchdog agency has started work on reforming political reform in Sacramento.

Former Dodger Manny Ramirez joins the White Sox today

The deal is done; Manny Ramirez has left the Dodgers to join the White Sox, who picked him up on waivers. He joins the Sox today. The decision to let the dreadlocked slugger go follows two years after Ramirez arrived in L.A. – and hit like no Dodger had hit before.

McCourts battle over future of Dodgers ownership in court

The celebrity divorce trial of the year – maybe of the last 10 years – began yesterday in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. Attorneys for Frank and Jamie McCourt delivered their opening arguments. The question isn’t “who gets the kids?” It’s “who gets the Dodgers?"

Dodgers owner Frank McCourt's divorce trial begins

The divorce trial of Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and his wife Jamie begins this morning. It’s the biggest celebrity divorce case in Southern California in years. It’ll be pretty expensive, too.

'Grim Sleeper' suspect pleads not guilty

The South Los Angeles auto mechanic charged in the “Grim Sleeper” killings pleaded “not guilty” Monday to 10 murder charges and a charge of attempted murder at a Superior Court hearing in downtown L.A.

Heat wave sizzles the Southland

Remember how much you complained about a cold summer just a few weeks ago? Your summertime heat has arrived.

CIF adopts new bat safety standards

The governing body for California high school sports has adopted tougher standards for metal and composite bats.